Archive for August, 2010

  • September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    Date: 2010.08.16 | Category: Special Events | Response: 0

    Why A National Chidhood Obesity Awareness Month?

    In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups.  This rise in obesity rates has affected our youth in alarming fashion. Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. Over 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic.  And this epidemic puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even strokeconditions usually associated with adulthood.  Even greater disparities exist among young Hispanics and children of color.

    But there are opportunities every day to change these trends.  And this September, there is an extraordinary opportunity to build awareness and take action – nationally, as well as in your state, city, workplace and home.

  • UCONN 4-H SYNEP & My City Kitchen Partnership

    Date: 2010.08.06 | Category: Press, Special Events | Response: 0

    4-H Summer and Year Round Nutrition Education Program / SNAP Ed will expand into the Meriden area for FY 2010-2011.  This collaboration will offer many teenagers in the City of Meriden the opportunity to receive training in Health and Nutrition.

    UCONN 4-H and SNAP program’s graduates will visit schools, camps, and other facilities around the City to promote and teach others about Health & Wellness.  Please read more about this program in the Meriden Record Journal posted 8/5/10.

     http://www.myrecordjournal.com/features/article_3435986a-a107-11df-8652-001cc4c03286.html

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