Christiana Care is doing its part to help decrease childhood and adult obesity by teaching at-risk women and their children ways to feel “fit & fabulous.”
Fit & Fabulous Families is a series of free classes that provides nutrition education and exercise activities for parents and their children. The program is made possible by Christiana Care’s Moving Moms Forward initiative, which has reached more than 1,000 at-risk women since its inception.
Moving Moms Forward partners Christiana Care with community centers, churches and federally qualified health centers to reach at-risk women with exercise, weight management, health information and screenings.
Fit & Fabulous Families, just one aspect of Moving Women Forward, teaches the importance of eating breakfast and being physically active. Each class includes a healthy food demonstration, pedometers, fresh produce from local farmers and more-all in a fun and supportive setting.
“Our goal is to encourage women and their young children to begin thinking about fitness and nutrition and to learn how they can improve their overall health,” explains registered dietician and program coordinator, Jennifer Barr. “All of our programs are free to women who are eligible and address issues related to weight, stress management and chronic disease prevention.”