CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION

The use of sport, fitness, and nutrition to combat childhood obesity

WPSM’s mission for childhood obesity prevention is to ensure that children and young adults growing up in urban areas of Georgia and Virginia have a chance at a healthy start in life by understanding the purpose of leading a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition, sports, and fitness.

The first step is education - teaching them the right foods to eat and helping them find fun ways to stay active. The importance of nutrition and fitness education can make the difference between a child growing up healthy and confident or making poor eating choices for the rest of their lives.

We provide fitness camps, community gardens, and special sporting events for children and young adults. In addition to promoting physical activity, these events teach children about healthy eating and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Join us! Together we can help our kids grow up strong and to make health a priority. We owe it to the next generation to change the trajectory of the unhealthy path they're heading down.

Nutrition Education

Food insecurity can mean a lack of access to healthy foods and a lack of choices. At WPSM we strive to ensure our community suffers from neither by providing age-appropriate education and culturally sensitive interaction.

Fitness Camps

Members receive emotional support, exercise, and learn proper nutrition while improving their self-esteem, focusing on body positivity, setting goals, and feeling confident about themselves.

Community Gardens

As a mentorship program and a hands-on education program in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition, we inspire youth to live healthy and ambitious lives

Special Sporting Events

Our programs are tailored to the needs of our community to empower our youth with the tools to make sustainable lifestyle changes.

LET’S TALK

The prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing in America, impacting children's mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

Obesity is characterized by having a body mass that falls at or above the 95th percentile of the CDC sex-specific growth charts.

One in five children are overweight or obese.

Only 21% of children and youth in the United States, aged 6-17, meet the recommended guideline of engaging in at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.

At WPSM, our focus is on preventing childhood obesity through education on nutrition, fitness, and promoting an active lifestyle. By incorporating these essential elements, we aim to build a path towards a healthier future for generations to come.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Together, We Are Wise

Healthy habits, Healthy bodies, Healthy minds. Let’s work together to create a healthier future and fight against childhood obesity.

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