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PinnacleHealth Eat Smart Play Smart Classes Begin in January!

12/17/2013
Start the new year healthy!
 
PinnacleHealth Eat Smart, Play Smart is a weight management program for overweight children and their parents. Classes begin in January. Formerly known as KidShape, families meet once a week over eight weeks for a fun-filled program that helps overweight children (ages 6-14) to become healthy. 
 
“This is the best childhood nutrition program I have ever worked with because it involves the entire family with commitments to support the children,” Carol Clelland, RD, LDN, PinnacleHealth.
 
Eat Smart, Play Smart employs only degree, certified instructors in nutrition, mental health and physical education using interactive games, cooking demonstrations and minimal discussion to uncover habits, choices and learn how to make better ones in order to lead a healthy, productive life.  If a child's Body Mass Index (BMI) falls within the obese category, he or she qualifies for this program. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent.
 
Schedule:
  • Wednesday, January 8-February 26, 2014, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Fredricksen Outpatient Center, 2025 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg
  • Thursday, February 6-March 27, 2014, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 3301 North Front Street, Harrisburg
Cost: $25 (refundable upon graduation). Great incentives and great fun! 
 
Registration is required to enroll for either of these classes by calling the PinnacleHealth oneLine at (717) 231-8900.
 
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PinnacleHealth is a pioneer not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing and improving the health and quality of life for the people of Central Pennsylvania since 1873. A proven leader in medical innovation, PinnacleHealth offers a wide range of services from primary care to the most complex surgeries and Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. The healthcare network includes four campuses (Community, West Shore, Harrisburg and Polyclinic). The West Shore Hospital will open in Hampden Township in 2014. The five-story hospital will include 108 beds with an emergency department, medical/surgical care, cardiology, orthopedics, chronic disease management, and private patient rooms. Medical services, including family practice, imaging, outpatient surgery and oncology are offered at multiple locations throughout the region. For a complete list of services, visit our website at www.pinnaclehealth.org