Students learn healthier lifestyle habits through AL!VE’s FITKids program

AL!VE is pleased to welcome back the Fitness Initiative Targeting Kids program. This after-school program teaches junior high and middle school students how to have fun and be safe while being more physically active and eating healthier foods. The eight-week program is 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., each Tuesday, beginning Jan. 20. A final registration date is set for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30.

The program includes three 20-minute sessions on physical activity, healthy meal preparation and nutrition education. Students will split into three teams, which rotate between each of the three stations. FITKids also provides a healthy snack to students upon arrival. Participants who complete the program will receive a free MOVE membership for the remainder of 2015.

“We are so pleased to expand the program for another year because of a generous grant provided by the Eaton County Community Foundation and the Capitol Region Community Foundation,” said Deb Dillon, R.D., HGB’s clinical dietitian. “Their support allows us to provide free transportation by Eatran from Charlotte Middle School to AL!VE, and helps us reach even more kids with this program.”

For more information or to register your child for our FITKids program, visit www.myalive.com or call (517) 543-9575.