July 26, 2019–10:45 p.m.
Young graduates of the Eat, Play, Learn program were celebrated during a recent ceremony at Floyd Family Medicine Residency Clinic for their dedication in completing a program aimed at eliminating childhood obesity.
The program worked with the kids and their parents to create healthier eating and exercise habits during 18 classes held over a nine-month period.
Two graduates – Jessica Morales, 7, and Marvin Portuguez, 10 – received Fitbits for having perfect attendance.
Both attend East Central Elementary School.
“I really liked running and the exercising,” said Jessica. “The coloring was fun, too.”
Marvin said he enjoyed playing soccer and using the agility ladder. The ladders are placed horizontally on the ground, and users step in the spaces between the rungs to
improve footwork and agility.
All the kids received one of the ladders and a jump rope. The families also took home bags of fruits and vegetables.
Twenty children representing 13 families participated in the program.