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Topic: poor health statistics for low income-socio-economic children

Matthew Walker Community Health Center seeks to address child obesity

 

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Inc.Fighting Childhood Obesity through Its Revival of famed Double Dutch Sport Competition – Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center utilizes age-old childhood activity to combat unhealthy trends in children in socio-economic dis/stressed households.

One treatment for obesity in children is increasing their physical activity. The US Surgeon General recommends that children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each and every day. Individualized programs like Reviving Double Dutch facilitated by MWCHC, are available for those children that are not able to meet minimum expectations.

Marisa Morgan, age 11, demonstrates her skill at “Double Dutch” rope jumping. (Coriana Close, Plain Press)

Marisa Morgan, age 11, demonstrates her skill at “Double Dutch” rope jumping. (Coriana Close, Plain Press)

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