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NMMC to Launch F.I.T. Program for Families

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/10/2014
12:00 am

Location
NMMC Wellness Center

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fit-logoTUPELO, Miss.-North Mississippi Medical Center is kicking off a pilot project this spring to target overweight, inactive children who want to make a change in 2014.

F.I.T. (Families in Transformation) is scheduled for March 17-May 17 for children ages 8-13 with their parent or guardian. Sessions will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the NMMC Wellness Center, 1030 S. Madison St. A parent or guardian is required to attend each session with the child. The program finishes with the HealthWorks! Tie-Dye 5K Run on May 17.

F.I.T. will offer health education, fun exercise, cooking demonstrations, coaching and encouragement from fitness specialists, a registered dietitian and other health care professionals. The program is sponsored in part by the Healthy Tupelo Task Force and the Northeast Mississippi Medical Society.

Space is limited, and families will be notified by March 10. Upon acceptance, the fee is $25 for the first parent and child, plus $10 for each additional child.

An application is available at www.nmhs.net/tupelo_wellness _center.php, and the deadline to apply is Feb. 28. For more information, call (662) 377-4147 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).