Expanded program hopes to educate families on healthy eating, exercise

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(KTVI)- Research shows that one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese. PLAY!, which stands for Positive Lifestyle Actions in Youth, is a program created at SSM St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, designed to improve the health of youth in the community.

The programs educated kids and their families to make smart decisions when it comes to nutrition and exercise. They stress three important actions: improved food choices, increased physical activity, and reduced screen time.

The PLAY! program is a week-long program. The children attend a summer camp format with fun activities and parents attend informational sessions throughout the week. St. Clare Health Center is expanding the program to offer monthly events for members of the community. The program is open to children in grades 3-8 and their parents and caregivers.

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