Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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Free Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Activities

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a CDC initiative designed to raise awareness of the growing childhood obesity epidemic in the United States. One in 3 children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults.

In honor of National Childhood Obesity Month, Southlake Parks and Recreation is offering complimentary programs to get your family moving for a healthier fall.

All programs are free and take place at the Southlake Activity Center (307 Parkwood Drive). Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Children’s Yoga

Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This yoga class designed especially for kids combines physical fitness, yoga postures, stress reduction techniques and fun! Research shows that yoga offers  a number of physical, mental and emotional benefits. The goal of this class is to increase your child’s strength, balance, flexibility, focus and self-confidence.

Children’s Mindfulness

Date: Monday, September 10
Time: 6:45–7:30 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

Mindfulness is the ability to focus our minds on the present moment. It is an attentional skill that can be strengthened with practice. Mindfulness allows us to feel calmer and think more clearly. This class teaches mindfulness in a fun and engaging way using exercises, relaxation strategies and yoga.

Family Yoga

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome!
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This family yoga class is open to children and parents/caregivers of all ages! With yoga poses, relaxation exercises, games and more, this class is the perfect way to bond as a family while having fun and getting physically active.