This program is designed to help address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition.
In February of 2006, Junior Leagues from four countries implemented an international initiative called Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen, designed to help communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition. In its first year, more than 200 Junior Leagues participated in the program and provided educational initiatives for children and families in their communities.
Most recently, the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. has collaborated with the Partnership for a Healthier SWLA to begin the FIT KIDS program. The program empowers children to reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Students gain a basic understanding of nutrition which includes portion plate, label reading, recipes for healthy snacks, and finding healthy items in a grocery store. They also learn about fitness concepts including warm-up, cool down, cardio endurance, strength, wellness, and workout tips.
The 2019-2020 Fit Kids Program is off to a great start! This year, McNeese State University Athletics has graciously donated their time and enthusiasm to the Fit Kids Program to model and encourage physical fitness and nutrition to our youth in SWLA. Through these impactful moments, we have a strong chance to have a more fit and healthier SWLA.
To find out more about the program, click here.