By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal
Hundreds of children filled Porlola Park just outside of the Childrens’ Museum Tuesday. What they learned was to be active, the importance of making healthy choices and took part in a number of family-centered activities.
The Children’s Museum at La Habra has partnered with the La Habra Community Collaborative and UC Davis as part of the Let’s Move Campaign.
According to the museum, the concept is to take the fun outside this summer with mini-circuit training for your kids and nutrition workshops for parents too.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.”
This program is a way to teach children how to combat that.
Tuesday’s free program included a sneak peek at fitness and activities for children to move and stay active, as well as an array of health screenings including Body Mass Index and nutritional counseling.
The program continues with Eating healthy workshops and kids circuit training Tuesdays starting June 17. There is also Fitness Fridays, which is family workouts starting June 20. Call (562) 383-4236 for more info.