Ohio Boys & Girls Clubs of America receive grants for Triple Play Health and Wellness Program
June 19, 2012
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation recently announced that it will provide Ohio Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BCGA) in Cleveland, Dayton, Erie and Lorain Counties with four grants totaling $30,000 to launch and expand the Triple Play health and wellness programs. According to Wayne B. Moss, BCGA's senior director of sports, fitness and recreation, the program is one of the most popular offered by the organization.
Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul offers a holistic approach to health to help combat the growing childhood obesity rate, which has tripled since 1980, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children who participate in the program will learn how to treat their bodies well by engaging in physical activity, keep their minds healthy by eating nurtitious foods and harmonize their souls through healthy relationships.
"Bad eating habits and more (sedentary) lifestyles have resulted in a generation of kids and teens that are less healthy than their parents were at the same age," said Erin Hoeflinger, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio. "Through the Triple Play program, we're helping kids learn how fun it can be to live healthy, active lifestyles."
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