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July 2013 - UV Safety Month

Some Simple tips to keep you save this summer!

HEALTHY CONNECTED COMMUNITES

Shaping Elizabeth (CHI) is a team composed of like minded community leaders committed to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the City of Elizabeth by creating sustainable change to policies, environment and strategies that support improved health, nutrition and physical activity for all.

May 2013 Healthy U Tip of the Month

Healthy U is a program aimed at preventing childhood obesity through improved nutrition, increased physical activity and parental involvement. The YMCA of Eastern Union County incorporates the Healthy U program within the Pre School And After School programs throughout its Association.

STRENGTHENING THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY ANNUAL CAMPAIGN 2013

As a charitable organization, the Y relies on our community for support.

In turn, our mission calls us to strengthen community and improve quality of life for all.

Click here to complete a form and mail to us today!

April 27 - YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Healthy Kids Day is the Y's national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families and to help them get a jump on creating a healthier summer for their kids. Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. Quality activities and resources during the summer months help children learn, grow and achieve their potential.

April 10 - Free Health Screening for Diabetes

Almost 26 million Americans have diabetes and another 79 million adults have prediabetes. People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take steps to prevent or delay the disease. Most importantly, most people with prediabetes are unaware. Take your first step and participate within a simple, quick screening on April 10. The screening will be lead by staff from the Overlook Medical Center.

April 2013 Healthy U Tip of the Month

Healthy U uses the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) curriculum in our preschool and afterschool settings. Healthy U is a program aimed at preventing childhood obesity through improved nutrition, increased physical activity, and parental involvement.

March 26, 2013 Diabetes Alert Day

On Diabetes Alert Day, we encourage all community members to take control of your health and learn if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes by visiting YMCA.net/diabetes.

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