June 14, 2007
The Charlottesville Albemarle Childhood Obesity Task Force and the UVa's Children Fitness Clinic are creating a family fitness camp.
David Stebbins, Registered Dietitian with the Fitness Clinic, says it's time to tackle the obesity problem. He says in Charlottesville and Albemarle the rate of obesity among adolescents and teens is growing rapidly and we need to do something.
There's a new weekend family fitness camp coming to Camp Holiday Trails.
The goal of the weekend is to build knowledge about physical fitness, how to increase activity in children, nutrition knowledge, and improving your overall health and weight.
Right now they are looking for families who want to participate.
Stebbins says they will have many activities that he hopes will teach lessons that participants can take with them after the camp ends
Stebbins hopes the camp will help prolong children's lives by helping to bring down their weight at a younger age and prevent problems down the road.
The clinic will be directed by doctors, nutritionists, psychologists and other volunteers.
If your family takes part, organizers will follow up with you for at least the next year.
This camp is being offered at a discount price of $25 per person. It will be September 21 through September 24 at Camp Holiday Trails in Charlottesville. For more information or to get an application contact Barbara Yager with the Childhood Obesity Task Force at (434) 972-6273.