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This summer Portage Health is offering a unique opportunity for area kids to learn healthy lifelong habits during a free four-week program called Jump Start For Kids. Kids will spend 12 hours a week with health care professionals focusing on three key areas that affect the health and development of children: nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices.

“Portage Health is committed to curbing childhood obesity in our area,” said Angela Luskin, community health coordinator. “This program will utilize hands-on activities and engaging presentations to provide great building blocks for the participants’ future.”

The program is designed from children ages 8 to 11. It will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon at Dee Stadium. There are three four-week sessions scheduled with the first beginning June 10, the second on July 8 and the third on Aug. 5.

“We’re focused on encouraging kids to make their own healthy decisions by providing a fun and non-intimidating environment,” Luskin said.

Interested families should complete an application to be considered for Jump Start For Kids. Space is limited. Please contact Luskin at (906) 483-1153 or to apply or learn more about the program.

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