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MACHO-Movement Against Childhood Obesity “Healthy Lifestyle Fair” for the BucksMont Area
This Healthy Lifestyle Fair will be chuck full of interactive activities, games and samplings to get children and families involved as they try out new healthy lifestyle choices.
With the theme of MACHO (Movement Against Childhood Obesity), the event is focused on inspiring healthy lifestyle habits for kids by helping families identify the foods, products and fitness activities that can create new habits and change their course in life through proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.
“Since 1980, childhood obesity has almost tripled in the U.S, with almost 17% of children qualifying as obese. Causes include habits like drinking too many sugary drinks, eating less healthy foods, lack of physical activity, increased portion sizes and limited access to affordable healthy foods. We want to help eliminate this problem be introducing enjoyable and healthy lifestyle changes that will turn this statistic around,” said Richard DeSimone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CarpeVITA, Inc.
Children and their families will be enriched at this event as they are introduced to healthy lifestyle habits. They will be able to sample healthy foods, drinks and snacks, participate in fitness classes and workouts for kids and adults, take part in a family walk/run, hula hoop contest and a huge zumba activity, connect with local providers of health goods and services, learn about nutrition and exercise, play games and win prizes. More information about the event can be found at http://cvexpos.com.
Doug Steinly, President of Horsham Athletic Club had this to say about the event: “MACHO is going to be an incredible and unique event. We are bringing together a fun blend of activities, education and participation that is sure to inspire children and their families to adopt healthy lifestyles. With a great mission must come the ability to inspire great action. There is nothing mundane about this event – from the workouts for kids we’ve created to the plethora of top notch foods, products and services that will be available, we’ve poured our heart and soul into making this a lasting lifestyle success for all those who attend.”
In support of this event, community members can choose to participate in several ways: become a Sponsor, be an exhibitor and showcase their healthy lifestyle products or services, or contribute their support to the awareness of childhood obesity. More information can be obtained at http://cvexpos.com.
About the CarpeVITA Healthy Living Foundation:
The CarpeVITA Healthy Living Foundation was formed in January 2012 to make healthy lifestyle choices available and affordable to everyone. The Foundation is an affiliate and beneficiary of CarpeVITA, Inc, a national co-op for healthy lifestyle products and services. The Foundation receives a share of CarpeVITA’s proceeds to direct to those in need. The Foundation works with other non-profit organizations and businesses to educate families and communities, to bring awareness of the best sources of healthy products to those families and communities, and to make fitness facilities and equipment affordable and available for all families. For information about volunteering or contributing to the CarpeVITA Healthy Living Foundation, visit the web site at www.CVHealthyLiving.org or email CVHLF@carpevitainc.com.
About CarpeVITA, Inc:
CarpeVITA is a nationwide member co-op that was founded in 2010 with the goal of making healthy lifestyles easy, convenient and affordable for everyone. Members combine their purchasing power, get personalized coaching and receive discounts, rebates, rewards and benefits from hand-picked providers of high quality, healthy products and services. The company works to build communities that will allow people to tap into the best health choices possible in a more affordable way than is generally available, and it strives to further assist its movement by contributing to related charitable organizations.
About Horsham Athletic Club:
The Horsham Athletic Club is focused on providing a comfortable, active environment where people can improve their quality of life. The 46,000 square foot facility contains state-of-the-
About Abington Health Foundation:
Abington Health is the umbrella organization that encompasses its flagship hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital (in Abington) and Lansdale Hospital (in Hatfield Township). Abington Health also includes two convenient outpatient facilities, Abington Health Center - Schilling Campus in Willow Grove and Abington Health Center - Warminster Campus in Bucks County. Together, these facilities serve more than 42,200 inpatients, 131,000 emergency patients and over 560,000 outpatient visits annually. Over 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital. Additionally, Abington Health Physicians is an employed network of specialists and primary care physicians. Abington Health employs more than 6,000 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Montgomery County.