The Saugus YMCA has been awarded a $20,000 grant from YUSA for the “Healthy Weight and Your Child” program.  This 15-week program incorporates three components – healthy eating, physical activity and family.   It has been discovered that family dynamics play a critical role in the choices youth make regarding diet and nutrition.

“We are excited to be one of the few nationwide YMCA’s to be awarded this grant.  We look forward to positively impacting the health of youth through nutrition education and activity,” notes Olga Arnold, Health and Wellness Director for the Saugus YMCA.   She continues to say, “Impacting the whole family is our ultimate goal”.

“Healthy Weight and Your Child” physical activity and nutrition program will begin in late March.  The program creates an environment for children and their families to explore and adopt proven methods of living a healthier lifestyle.  This is an evidence based model, developed by leading child health and weight management specialists using the best available research as well as clinical and government guidelines.  This low cost program is open to members and non-members and is designed for youth ages 7-13.

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