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Healthy Kids Summer Camp Keeps Youth Active & Learning

The Healthy Kids Summer Camp is designed to teach children the importance of proper nutrition and fitness while having fun at the same time.

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PRLog - June 16, 2014 - The Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc., with support from The Kroger Company, will launch the first annual Healthy Kids Summer Camp next week at Benteen Elementary School in Atlanta. The camp is designed to teach kids at an early age the importance of proper nutrition, physical activity and the principles of wellness while having fun at the same time. Among the many activities, campers will learn how to cook, identify healthy vegetables, read food labels, exercise and dance.

"Teaching children healthy lifestyle habits at an early age is one more approach towards fighting childhood obesity, diabetes and hypertension," said Lori A. Manns, founder and president of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.

The camp is open for children ages 5-12 and grades K-5. Activities are designed to teach healthy lifestyle skills, including nutrition, cooking, dance, Zumba and kick boxing. The children will learn about wellness through fitness and cooking challenges in which they will be divided into groups to create their own exercise routines and cooking recipes.

Medical professionals from Kaiser Permanente, Morehouse School of Medicine and Essential Medical Care will teach children a health class on the dangers of obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

Benteen Elementary School is a part of the Atlanta Public School System and located at 200 Cassanova Street in Atlanta, Georgia. The Healthy Kids Summer Camp will take place June 23-27 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and  is free to all students for the entire week.

For more information about the Healthy Kids Summer Camp or to download registration information, please visit the Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation website, www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org.

Any company or organization interested in sponsoring the camp, should call Lou Morgan at 1(800) 551-3775.  Any press interested in covering this event, should contact Lori Manns at info@livehealthyandthriveyouth.org


Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation was established in 2010 as a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization to teach kids healthy lifestyle habits and encourage active involvement of parents in the metro Atlanta area regarding the health and wellness of their children. The mission of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation is to educate, activate, motivate and empower youth in the areas of academic achievement, health, nutrition, fitness and total wellness.

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