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Thrive helps young folks learn to live healthy lives

Trinity Regional Medical Center program works closely with Fort Dodge schools

August 5, 2012
Messenger News

Summer break is almost over and the Thrive Instructors are making plans for another great year of helping Fort Dodge area youths. Thrive is part of Trinity's Healthy Living Department. Our mission is to educate, support and empower students to enhance their health and well-being through responsible lifestyle choices. Thrive hopes to accomplish this by going into classrooms in the Fort Dodge Community School District as well as St. Edmond Catholic Schools. Thrive staff increase the student's awareness of how lifestyle choices impact their health and the health of their families. This increased awareness helps students make healthy eating and physical activities part of their everyday lives. The instructors go into the classrooms eight times throughout the year and talk about eating a wide variety of healthy foods, the benefits that these foods have on our bodies and how eating the right amount and varieties of foods can decrease chances of becoming obese or developing a chronic disease. Not only is healthy eating discussed but also the need for daily activity and the benefits that result from daily activity.



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