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Making Healthy Choices a Habit

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Making healthy choices now can lead to habits that last a lifetime. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming is offering a program to teach young people about eating right and being physically active. Healthy Habits is offered each Thursday at all Club sites. The program equips youngsters with skills to adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engaging learning activities at the Club and at home.

Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming’s Caring Foundation, Healthy Habits kicked off in June. It offers healthier snack options like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain cracker packs, peanut butter, yogurt and more. These snack options also correlate with a lesson in the form of a game or interactive activity. Plus, Clubs are adding new ways for kids to get active like Boot Camp and a running club. This is in addition to swimming, roller skating, gymnastics, and nature walks.

“We have already noticed the kids are making conscious healthier decisions when choosing a snack and many members are only eating until they feel full rather than finishing what’s in front of them,” said Jacque Stoldt, Glenrock Branch Director.

Each participant will receive a water bottle to encourage more water consumption in place of sugar-sweetened beverages and a toothbrush to promote proper dental care.

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1701 E "K" St.
Casper, WY 82601
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