We Can!™ stands for Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition. We Can! is a national education
program designed for parents and caregivers to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
Parents and caregivers are the primary influencers for this age group. We Can! offers parents and families tips and fun activities to encourage healthy eating, increase physical activity, and reduce sedentary or screen time.
It also offers community groups and health professionals resources to implement programs and fun activities for parents and youth in communities around the country. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Cancer Institute have combined their unique resources and activities as part of We Can!
This program will be offered for the first time in Charles County sponsored by Civista Health, Charles County Health Department, and the Charles County Public Schools. This year’s program runs 5 weeks and will be held at Eva Turner Elementary School starting on April 14th at 6pm. Because exercise will be included at each session, a medical release form must be completed before the onset of the first program. Although FREE, please register at Civista.org or call the toll free class line at 1-888-332-4847.