ORANGE, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With the alarming trend of childhood obesity growing across the nation, California-based St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) is partnering with American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to fight this troubling issue with the development of a new comprehensive program, Healthy For Life that focuses on at-risk student populations. This innovative program will be unveiled on Tuesday, February 17th at 10 a.m. at Century High School (1401 S. Grand Ave.) in Santa Ana with more than 200 students who participate in the Healthy For Life program joined by local school district officials, elected officials, health industry professionals and St. Joseph Health System. It will feature demonstrations of elements from the curriculum including a kickboxing exhibition and weight training techniques. Healthy For Life focuses on getting students and their families to develop healthy lifestyle choices by incorporating both physical activity and a responsible diet.
Students in more than 47 Orange County schools participate in this free, curriculum-based physical education program that instills the importance of fitness and nutrition to obtain optimum and long-lasting healthy results. A physician and dietician from one of the SJHS hospitals go to each participating school to help educate the students.
St. Joseph Health System has also partnered with nationally renowned Chefs
Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu, owners of the award-winning
restaurant La Casita Mexicana and recently seen on the Today show and
Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Natives of Jalisco, Mexico, the Chefs will develop
recipes of authentic Mexican food that are healthy, easy, quick and affordable
using an array of flavors and spices. Martin del Campo and Arvizu will also
provide cooking demonstrations throughout the year for parents and students to
help provide healthy eating tips to incorporate into their lifestyle. Chefs
|SOURCE St. Joseph Health System|
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