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Healthy Kids Festival slated for September

Posted 9/17/2012

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

In celebration of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Clark County Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids Program, Winchester Park and Cultural Center and Lakeshore Learning Materials are proud to announce the Healthy Kids Festival event on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The free festival, open to families, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winchester located at 3130 McLeod Dr., Las Vegas, 89121.

The goal of the Festival is to raise awareness and target prevention of childhood obesity in the community. We are inviting families to come out and learn how to be healthy and active. A day full of fun and entertainment is anticipated for everyone while gaining valuable resources and information available to community residents. Children will dance to live music, play soccer, Zumba, learn how to grow their own foods and participate in many fun activities.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program is an initiative that begins with the child, the families and the school; then extends to the community, local and national government. Educating children at a young age will provide them with tools to make healthier choices and engage in active lifestyles during adolescence and later years.

Reaching parents and families of young children and educating those who do not know how to help their child or where to seek assistance is critical to the success of healthy living. Parents and families are invited learn how to support and model positive behaviors for their young child.

For more information about the Healthy Kids Festival, email Lisa Coker or call 702-948-5975.

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