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Healthy Choices Program
Location: Franciscan Health Olympia Fields
20201 S. Crawford Ave
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Franciscan Health’s Healthy Choices program is committed to providing the educational tools children need to avoid or reduce obesity and the subsequent effects diabetes has on one’s health. Obesity in children continues to be a national health issue. Healthy Choices educators present a customizable health education program to school age children, in a fun and interactive way for children to learn the benefits of making healthy food choices and learning why keeping active is important for growing bodies.
By the program end, participants are able to:
- Make better choices at a fast food restaurant
- Learn about portion control
- Name three ways of increasing activity level
- Fun activities to get yourself moving
- Understand food pyramids and food labels
- Discover new fruits and vegetables
Franciscan Health has presented Healthy Choices for over six years at various locations in South Suburban Chicago. We have worked with schools, park districts, community and day care centers and after school programs providing education on making healthy choices in nutrition and activity levels for youth ages 8 to 14.
For more information or to schedule the program at your facility please contact Shermaine Brown Wade at (708) 679-2820 or via email at Shermaine.Brown-Wade@franciscanAlliance.org.