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WELCOME! We are so glad you stopped by the Growing Up Fit Together website! Growing Up Fit Together is a pilot obesity prevention program that targets first, second and third grade students in twenty three Louisiana elementary schools.

Growing Up Fit Together works with teachers, students and families to promote healthy lifestyle skills through seven lessons (modules) taught by a Growing Up Fit Together Obesity Prevention Coordinator assigned to that participating school. The lessons cover topics such as heart health, oral health, nutrition and exercise. There are three components to the program: (1) Get Moving (2) Get Healthy, and (3) Learning Together.

Get Moving, also known as Five N Jive, is designed to provide additional physical activity in five minute segments within the classroom to get the heart pumping and the mind working.

Get Healthy provides the students with curriculum material and resources that focus on the importance of eating healthy at home and school.

Learning Together encourages families to learn about nutrition and exercise through a monthly newsletter. Each newsletter provides the family with Five N Jive activities, which teach the importance of exercising together ; a nutrition topic each month teaching healthy habits with recipes for healthy snacks ; and tips for parents to support their child's effort to live a healthier more active life.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. Please check out the many useful and educational links that are provided in the site! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like further information.


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Oral Health

From baby teeth to braces, Healthy Teeth is all about what goes on inside the mouth. Produced by dentists for elementary-aged kids curious about the "why?" of oral health

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Kids Health

This site provides valuable information on a variety of child health issues. Particularly interesting are the recipes and information on healthy snacking. Click to read more!

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