Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The National Senior Games & the fight against childhood obesity
The Local Organizing committee for the National Senior Games, recognizing the link between healthy and fit young people and the mission of the Senior Games movement to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle, decided to award grants to two Houston organizations active in the fight against childhood obesity. On Monday, April 18, two grant winners of the 27 organization that applied were announced at the Children's Museum in Houston.
www.cmhouston.org. The second grant went to the Memorial Herman Community Benefit Corporation to enable it to implement a "Project Fit America" program at a local elementary school. PFA is a nonprofit, national grassroots organization that develops fitness education in schools and enhances the existing Healthy Eating and Lifestyles Program of MHCBC's Health Centers for Schools. Visit the MHCBC's website at www.mhcommunitybenefit.org.