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Aurora Wellness Center offers nutrition and fitness class for middle school students

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Helping young people make healthy decisions that will last a lifetime is the goal behind a new program offered by Aurora Health Care.

Eat Fit is a nine session nutrition and fitness program designed to help middle school students improve their eating and fitness choices. All activities are hands-on and interactive and are taught by exercise specialists, dietitians and registered nurses. Offered at the Aurora Wellness Center, the series runs Saturdays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2007. Sessions are from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Cost is $25. The Aurora Wellness Center is located at 300 McCanna Parkway. To register, please call 1-800-499-5736 or click here.

Terrie Garcia, registered nurse, community educator, Aurora Health Care, said establishing positive eating and exercise habits early in life sets the stage for a healthier adulthood.

"We talk to adults about being proactive about their health and making positive lifestyle choices,'' she said. "It makes sense to also have this conversation with young people too. The sessions are designed to be fun and informative and help them realize that good eating habits combined with daily fitness are the keys to living a healthy life.''

Topics covered include food label facts, the importance of breakfast, energy, fitness, fast food, and establishing foundations for healthy eating.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Andy Johnson (262-767-6267)

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