Enjoy Tons of Fun at the “Kids in the Kitchen” Event on March 19

Active kids are at less risk of childhood obesity than sedentary children.

With the increased risk of childhood obesity, parents and grandparents should be well-educated, informed and aware of the resources available to help fight against weight issues. The women of the Junior League of Richmond are fighting childhood obesity in a big way on Saturday, March 19, 2011 — and they’re helping parents and grandparents do it too.

Kids in the Kitchen

The Junior League is hosting the Annual “Kids in the Kitchen” program at the Science Museum of Richmond from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. More than 200 children will participate in activities and games aimed at teaching good nutrition, exercise, hygiene and overall good health. Learning how to manage a healthy lifestyle starts at an early age and the Junior League is doing their part to help children learn.

There will be lots of activities, including:

  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Gymnastics
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Basketball

“Kids in the Kitchen” is a national program sponsored by the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. They are focused on empowering young people to make healthy lifestyle choices and reverse the looming threat and growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues.

Kids will enjoy goodie bags filled with healthy living information, activities and tools. They’ll receive seeds, measuring cups, jump ropes and cookbooks. Learning about the origins of healthy foods and becoming more active every day are all included in the messages kids will receive at the event.

Come out on Saturday, March 19, 2011 and support this important effort to help fight childhood obesity. Bring the kids and let them have fun while learning healthy lifestyle habits and good nutritional habits too.

Help kids break the cycle of obesity and live healthier, higher quality lives as they face the future.

The Junior League of Richmond is located at 205 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Va. You can reach them at info@jlrichmond.org or 804.643.4886.

Rhonda is the mother of two adult daughters and a grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren – and our only grandmother on staff. She spent 25 years in corporate healthcare managing prenatal and disease management programs. She is the Content Manager for Richmondmom and contributes her expertise as both a mom and grandmother – while sorting out the many opportunities for our valuable advertisers.