This also gives them the opportunity to participate in annual Fun Runs, 5k’s, Walks and Trots events, along with attendance in our fitness and nutrition field trips to experience martial arts, swimming, gymnastics, soccer, cooking classes, and more.
Lake Forest, California (PRWEB) December 02, 2014
Fit to be Kids (fit2bekids.com), a nonprofit organization specializing in fitness, nutrition, and life coping skills for low-income/at-risk and special needs children and their families, announced its new ‘Sponsor a Child’ fundraising program specifically created to financially assist children’s participation in Fit to be Kids (F2BK) community activities. “These sponsorships will provide children the opportunity to attend all of our fun fitness and afterschool programs,” said Shae Gawlak, founder, president, and CEO of Fit to be Kids. “This also gives them the opportunity to participate in annual Fun Runs, 5k’s, Walks and Trots events, along with attendance in our fitness and nutrition field trips to experience martial arts, swimming, gymnastics, soccer, cooking classes, and more.”
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years,1,2 and this leads to both immediate and long-term degradation of their health and well-being. Fit to be Kids wants to educate children and their families about the value of exercise and nutrition, and show them that being healthy is not only easy, but it can also be fun.
These sponsorships will enable the children to participate in all programs and activities Fit to be Kids offers. $100 provides one child a six month F2BK membership and a 12 month F2BK membership can be purchased for $175.
”Our mission is to promote positive reinforcement of change, reduce problematic health risks, increase obesity awareness, and improve overall wellness for families through physical activity, nutrition counseling, and life coaching programs,” added Gawlak. “With the help of your sponsorships, we will be able to help more children and their families learn the value of proper nutrition and exercise leading to healthier lives.”
For more information about Fit to be Kids and how you can ‘Sponsor a Child,’ please go to fit2bekids.com or call (949) 235-3539.
About Fit to be Kids
Fit to be Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit organization specializing in fitness activities, nutrition counseling, and life coping skills for low-income/at-risk and special-needs children and their families. The organization’s health and wellness curriculum is designed to educate the public and to provide a local resource for reducing health risks of childhood obesity. As an active member of the South Orange County Childhood Obesity Prevention Task Force, through St. Joseph’s Health at Mission Hospital, Fit to be Kids is dedicated to providing physical education and nutrition solutions to under-served communities, as well as elementary schools throughout South Orange County California and Jefferson County Colorado. The Fit to be Kids program incorporates mind-body-spirit practices that provide children and families with life-long skills. Fit2bekids.com.
1. Ogden CL, Carroll MD, Kit BK, Flegal KM. Prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012. Journal of the American Medical Association 2014;311(8):806-814.
2. National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2011: With Special Features on Socioeconomic Status and Health. Hyattsville, MD; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012.
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