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Monday, March 9, 2009 - S.T.E.P.S. Program Now Accepting Registrations - SJH and YMCA Collaboration Helps Local Families Start Healthier Lifestyles

S.T.E.P.S. Program Now Accepting Registrations
SJH and YMCA Collaboration Helps Local Families Start Healthier Lifestyles

VINELAND, NJ (March 6) – Local parents with overweight children who want to improve their family’s health and well being can reach this goal through the S.T.E.P.S. (Success Through Exercise, Physical Fitness and Sharing information) for Kids program. Registrations for the spring S.T.E.P.S. for Kids course are now being accepted at (856) 691-0030, extension 119.

The course begins with a parent meeting on March 24 at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA in Vineland. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the YMCA beginning on March 31. Each session runs for one hour. S.T.E.P.S is a community collaboration of South Jersey Healthcare, Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA and the Vineland Public Schools and is funded in part through a NJ Health Initiative Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The program is for boys and girls ages 8-12, who are overweight and at risk for obesity. With their parents, the children attend a 12-week program that focuses on learning how to eat healthy and offers simple exercise techniques that help children and their families achieve and maintain healthier lifestyles. 

Make the decision to have a healthier family and call Lisa at the CCA YMCA at (856) 691-0030, extension 119. S.T.E.P.S. for Kids is fun and it's free, so call today. Visit www.sjhsteps.com for more information.

SJH is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of health services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and health care needs of Southern New Jersey residents.