Fit Families Program
Fit Families is a public health nutrition program funded under the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Designed in 2005, Fit Families helps young families to focus on eating healthier and being more active. Fit Families provides the framework for achieving healthy food and beverage consumption, daily physical activity, and healthy supportive environments.
Fit Families uses three core messages and one over-arching message to combat overweight and obesity:
Move More…Watch Less
Encourages Fit Families participants to engage in active play or physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day and to reduce screen time to two hours or less each day.
Make Every Bite Count…More Fruits and Vegetables
Encourages children and their parents to eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day.
Make Every Sip Count…More Healthy Beverages
Encourages families to reduce or eliminate use of sugared beverages.
Eat Healthy, Be Active. Your Kids are Watching.
Encourages parents to be good role models for their children. Fit Families engages three components to build a strong environment for families:
The Family Component is directed at families with children age 2 to 4 years. Families enroll and work with a Fit Families Counselor to set wellness goals and who work together to attain those goals.
The Organization Component is directed at Fit Families Centers. The Centers are the organizations offering the Fit Families Program. Centers develop an environment which practices and promotes healthy lifestyles for the Center staff, Fit Families staff, the families they serve, and the broader community.
The Community Partnerships Component reinforces Fit Families health messages and helps to promote and protect the health of all children in participating communities.
Fit Families is designed for WIC, Head Start, Childcare Centers, Pre Schools, 4-K, Family Resource Centers, and playgroup providers.
Fit Families looks forward to working with you!
Bundles of Joy
Bundles of Joy is a diaper bank, a volunteer event and more. A program of
United Way, Bundles of Joy uses the proceeds of a holiday gift wrap station
to purchase diapers and formula to distribute to struggling families in an
emergency. Diapers and formula are distributed through select agencies
serving low income families in Marathon County.
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