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  • Lake Regional Trim Kids Program begins Sept. 4

  • The fall session of Lake Regional Health System’s Trim Kids program, a practical approach to weight loss and healthy living led by trained health care professionals, is approaching.
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  • The fall session of Lake Regional Health System’s Trim Kids program, a practical approach to weight loss and healthy living led by trained health care professionals, is approaching.
    The 10-week program is for school-age children and their parents. The classes, which begin Thursday, Sept. 4, will focus on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification components, such as self-esteem building and stress management.
    “Because parental involvement is necessary for achieving program goals, at least one parent or legal guardian is required to attend each session with their child,” said Billye Bennett, R.N., program coordinator. “Parents also are expected to implement the principles presented, including shopping for and cooking healthier foods, participating in their child’s exercise program and helping their child meet established goals.”
    The program will be held each Thursday from 6:15 to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 4 through Nov. 6. Sessions will be held in Lake Regional Hospital’s third floor conference rooms.
    The cost is $25 per family, refundable at the end of the program based on attendance. Preregistration is encouraged. To sign up, visit lakeregional.com/events or call 573-348-8222 for more information.
    Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming topics during the year, such as diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.

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