What is BHBF?
The Prince George's County Health Department is charged with protecting the health of all of the county's residents; assuring the availability of and access to quality health care services; and promoting individual and community responsibility for the prevention of disease, injury and disability.
The Health Department developed the "Be Healthy, Be Fit" project to help children who are overweight and their parents to adopt lifestyle changes that will lead to weight loss and improved health status.
The "Be Healthy, Be Fit" program is for children ages 6-18 that want to "Be A Part of the Healthy Revolution" to be fit and healthy. The program will address the following areas:
- Physical Activity
- Reducing screen time
- Getting adequate rest
- Drinking healthier beverages
The child will continue regular follow up with his/her pediatrician, there will be a Community Health Worker, a nurse and a nutritionist involved to guide you through the process. The overall goal is to introduce the participants and their family to healthier lifestyles.
Contact: Prince George's County, Maryland Health Department staff at 301-583-3385.