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Fit Families

Fit Families

The goal of Fit Families is to safeguard the health of local, underserved children, who are at high risk for diabetes and conditions, many of which are associated with physical inactivity. With support from the Good Neighbors Campaign, students in the university’s doctor of physical therapy program lead the children, ages 10 to 17, and their parents in a variety of exercises every Saturday morning. They’re joined by a bilingual nutritionist who teaches the families how to eat healthy on a budget.