Children’s Obesity Fund Gets a Kick Out of Supporting Goal 4 Health, a Unique Youth Soccer League

Goal 4 Health, a one-of-a-kind youth soccer league, is now supported by the Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi. Equipment donations by the charity will help kids and their families learn more about healthy living, nutrition, meal preparation, and making exercise fun.

(PRWEB) April 07, 2014

Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is a proud new supporter of the Goal 4 Health youth soccer league and family health education program. The children learn fundamental soccer skills and life skills while parents engage in fitness boot camps and attend healthy family living workshops. The Goal 4 Health program is funded by Loma Linda University and its community partners and is run largely by volunteers.

“Healthy living skills are not innate for most people, they must be learned. What I love about Goal 4 Health is that it meets that need by teaching children and families how to incorporate nutrition and meal preparation, exercise and fun activities into their lifestyle,” says Children’s Obesity Fund cofounder Julian Omidi. “Our charitable donations will help motivate program participants to make life changes for improved family health. Children and parents, who learn these things now, will most likely never have to deal with obesity related health issues which is a very good thing.”

Children’s Obesity Fund donations will support program participants with:

  •     FitnessGram (http://www.fitnessgram.net) a comprehensive educational, reporting and promotional tool used to assess physical fitness and physical activity levels for children and adults. Participants will benefit from the software tracking programs and fitness assessment tools such as sit and reach boxes and weight scales.
  •     FitBit Exercise Cuff (http://www.fitbit.com) to be awarded to the most improved parent at the end of the program. Fitbit is dedicated to helping people lead healthier, more active lives. Its products make it easy to track activity, sync stats, see trends and reach goals.

Goal 4 Health (http://www.llu.edu/caps/volunteer/goal-4-health.page) is a Christian community youth soccer league for kids ages 4-12 and a separate league for adult women living in the San Bernardino area. The soccer league runs from March through June with activities for both kids and parents to promote healthy living and building community. Children participate in weekly soccer practice and games while parents and family members attend healthy living activities to learn about health, nutrition, and exercise. Goal 4 Health is a part of Loma Linda University’s program called Community-Academic Partners in Service (http://www.llu.edu/caps/volunteer/goal-4-health.page) which provides university students, faculty, and staff opportunities to give back to the local community.

Cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, the Children’s Obesity Fund (http://www.childrensobesityfund.org) hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the charity is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it does encourage direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website. Children’s Obesity Fund is on Facebook as well as Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.


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