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High Point Regional & the Junior League of High Point Team up for “Kids in the Kitchen”

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HIGH POINT, NC —Thursday, October 13, 30 children from the YWCA participated in “Kids in the Kitchen,” an event coordinated by Millis Regional Health Educational Center and The Junior League of High Point.

“Kids in the Kitchen is a league-wide initiative that honors the Junior League’s long heritage of impact on family nutrition for over 100 years,” said Lauren Picha, President of The Junior League of High Point. “The program addresses the growing problem of overweight children in our country and increased health problems such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure that are associated with childhood obesity.”

kidsinthekitchen_09The program is a natural fit for Millis Regional Health Education Center which offers hands-on learning opportunities around health education and wellness in a fun and engaging manner.

Through this successful collaboration between the Junior League of High Point and the Millis Regional Health Education Center students from the YWCA’s After-Care Program were educated on nutrition and healthy meal decisions, as well as the role of exercise in optimal physical and mental health.

The interactive program included three components with activities focused on the importance of exercise, nutrition and a healthy cooking class. Participants took part in a yoga demonstration, as well as made and ate healthy personal pizzas as part of the program.

“The kids that participated had a really great time and walked away with valuable information that will have a lasting impact on their health”, said Caroline Dickson, program coordinator with Millis Regional Health Education Center.kidsinthekitchen_12

 About High Point Regional Health: High Point Regional Health, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care organization with more than 2,500 staff. High Point Regional offers 351 private beds for medical and surgical patients serving over 120,000 patients each year. High Point Regional has its foundation in six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, The Hayworth Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Esther R. Culp Women’s Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center.

 High Point Regional’s mission is to provide exceptional health services to the people of this region. For more information, visit HighPointRegional.com.

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