Project Power - San Antonio

American Diabetes Association

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PROJECT POWER is the American Diabetes Association® initiative to slow the trajectory of childhood obesity through health promotion, nutrition education, increased physical activity and family involvement for elementary and middle school-aged youth to prevent obesity, diabetes and its complications. This program empowers youth to make healthy lifestyle choices to develop lifelong habits and encourages youth to develop sustainable healthy household habits.

The objectives of Project Power are to:

  • Educate youth at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and their families
  • Engage youth and their families in interactive physical activities and nutrition education sessions
  • Connect youth to reduce feelings of isolation, increase social skills, improve confidence and independence in healthy eating and active lifestyles

Date: October 13 - 31, 2020 and November 3 - 21, 2020

Ages: Boys and Girls ages 7 - 13

Location: Virtual - Online

Cost: FREE

Enroll: For more information and to register or volunteer opportunities, contact: Sherry Hill at shill@diabetes.org or ProjectPower@diabetes.org

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Languages Offered:

English, Spanish

Time(s) of Day Offered:

Daytime

Program Setting:

Community

Service Area(s):

South

Target Age(s):

  • Children (0 - 10)
  • Teenager (11-20)

Diabetes Focus:

  • Pre-Diabetes

Topics:

  • Diabetes 101
  • Healthy Eating
  • Exercise for Strength and Energy
  • Setting Goals
  • Dealing with Negative Emotions
  • Talking to Your Doctor
  • Weight Management
  • Food Insecurity

Program Type/Format:

  • Group Education Series
  • Youth Camp

Screenings

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

Address:

Westside Family YMCA 2900 Ruiz Street
San Antonio, TX 78228

Website:

http://www.diabetes.org/sanantonio

Phone:

323-966-2890

Email:

ProjectPowerSA@diabetes.org

Contact:

Sherry Hills

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