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Heart Health Program helps pediatric
Stop by Health 1st’s Wellness Wednesday
table in the Children’s Hospital lobby between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April
2 to receive information on overweight children.
Pediatric obesity is a serious problem in the United States.
Sixteen percent of children 6 to 19 years old are overweight or obese,
and overweight adolescents have about a 70 percent chance of becoming
If you are concerned about your child’s health due to his or her
weight, or if you want to know if your child is considered overweight,
come to the Wellness Wednesday booth April 2. Information will be
available about MUSC's Heart Health Program by coordinator Janet
Carter, registered dietitian.
If your child doesn’t have a weight problem, but you would like
information about healthy habits for the whole family, stop by for
general healthy eating and lifestyle tips.
The Heart Health Program is the medically supervised pediatric weight
management program of MUSC’s Children’s Hospital.
Heart Health is a family-centered, lifestyle-focused program that helps
overweight children and their families learn healthy and sustainable
lifestyle habits. Heart Health includes personalized nutrition
education on topics including portion control, label reading, dining
out and more. It also includes educational group sessions and an
To become a part of Heart Health, participants need a doctor's
referral. That referral can be faxed to 792-3027. Heart Health can
enroll children ages 2 to 20 and can also help children with
developmental disabilities such as autism or Down syndrome. For
information, call 792-4717 or e-mail email@example.com.
Highlighted Health 1st
April is the final month of Health 1st’s year long Wellness Team
competition. Whether developing a new team, reactivating an old team or
continuing a current team Health 1st wants you to join the fun. Teams
of 10 will compete during April and Health 1st will track steps taken
by every team to see if everyone's steps can go around the world during
April. Free pedometers and log books will be provided. For information,
contact Health 1st at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 792-9959 or 792-1245.
Editor's note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of
Health 1st. Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous
employee wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly
column seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and
helpful information concerning all aspects of health.
Friday, March 28, 2008
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