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Curbing Childhood Obesity: 9.6 Million Minutes and Counting

With one-third of Florida’s kids obese or overweight, the Y of Central Florida is tackling the issue by including at least one hour of physical activity in all of our Youth Development programs.

This summer alone, 23,000 kids who attended our summer camp programs took part in 9.6 million minutes of exercise.

And to keep their brains active, they enjoyed 8 million minutes of reading activities. That’s in addition to 4.5 million minutes of values-based lessons and 7,400 Fun Friday visits with their families. It all adds up to creating strong, healthy kids and families, who are at the heart of all we do.