Let’s Keep Moving Free Class for Kids to be Held July 26

Posted: 7/10/2012

Let’s Keep Moving, a free, summer fitness and nutrition class, will be offered to children of all ages on Thursday, July 26 at 6 p.m. in Brookings Health System’s hospital conference rooms A and B.

The class is an extension of the popular Let’s Get Moving program, a series of classes for children ages six to 13 that teaches healthy lifestyle choices for kids, including family planning, cooking at home, eating out, selecting healthy snacks, and making exercise fun.

Let’s Keep Moving is a great introductory class for kids to find out if Let’s Get Moving is right for them,” said Dietitian Katy VanderWal, instructor for the Let’s Get Moving program who is certified in childhood and adolescent weight management. “For kids who have graduated from Let’s Get Moving, the class gives them the chance to refresh on their skills they’ve learned.”

The Let’s Keep Moving class will include nutrition education focused on changing eating habits, the new Choose My Plate nutrition guide, and goal setting. Healthy snacks will be provided by Hy-Vee. Following the nutrition education and snacks, kids will get to play Frisbee golf at Larson Park. Children are encouraged to bring their own Frisbees with if they have them.

Parents may enroll their child for the fall Let’s Get Moving session after class.

Let’s Keep Moving and the Let’s Get Moving program are funded by the Brookings Health System Foundation in the effort to battle childhood obesity.

For more information about the free Let’s Keep Moving class or the Let’s Get Moving program, contact Katy VanderWal at (605) 696-9000 or kvanderwal@brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.