Last week the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) was recognized by Boston Children’s Hospital for the Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program, which promotes physical activity, nutrition, and healthier lifestyle choices for children, teens, and their families.
As part of the recognition the Health Center received the 2013 William L. Boyan Award, which includes a $50,000 grant to support the Let’s Get Movin’ Program in Eastie.
“We’re so proud of our Let’s Get Movin’ program and honored to receive this award,” said EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes. “The Program is a vital resource in helping children, teens and their families maintain a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. Thanks to this donation, we can further enhance our efforts to prevent obesity, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.”
The Let’s Get Movin’ Program is a lifestyle-change program for children, teens and families that focuses on enhancing fitness and encouraging fun physical activity. The program also teaches basic nutrition and advises families on ways to obtain access to healthy food.
The Let’s Get Movin’ Program is offered throughout the school year, and offers summer programs, including field trips, community events, cooking classes and educational seminars for adults to learn more about supporting their child’s healthy lifestyle.