RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 3, 2018) – Regional Health Rapid City Hospital is gearing up for the third six-week KidShape 2.0. session, starting June 5. KidShape 2.0, funded by a Kohl’s Cares grant, strives to increase healthy behaviors related to nutrition, physical activity and self-confidence among community youth and families.
"My 10-year-old and I recently attended KidShape 2.0. We had been struggling with my son’s, and our family’s eating habits and weight issues,” wrote one Black Hills parent. “Since KidShape 2.0, my son has been making healthier food choices, seeking opportunities to be more active and has lost 6 pounds. We totally recommend this program to all our friends and family."
KidShape 2.0 is designed for children ages 6 to 12 who meet the body mass index criteria. Because the program is family-based, children need the assistance of a parent or guardian throughout their participation. Group classes meet weekly for two hours over the course of six weeks. Activities include hands-on nutrition sessions and cooking demonstrations, tools to change behaviors, and fun physical activity. There is currently still room in the class. This is a free course, but families need to sign up now.
For more information about KidShape 2.0, talk to your health care provider, such as a pediatrician or school nurse, or call 605-755-8337. Referrals can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies. For more information, visit regionalhealth.org.
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