Health & Wellness

YMCA receives $3,000 Grant to Curb Childhood Obesity

Livingston, NJ – The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges was  recently the recipient a $3,000 grant awarded by Precor, a company that designs premium fitness equipment.  The grant will be used to benefit children in the surrounding areas including Livingston, West Essex, South Orange, Maplewood, East Orange, Wayne, Hardyston, and Newton. 

Prector’s goal is to work with the Y to help kids live healthier lives through the implementation of the Y’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in early childhood and afterschool programs.  The Y adopted these standards as part of the Y’s commitment to first lady, Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America to help curb childhood obesity.

“As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y takes its responsibility seriously, by helping those most in need,” said Richard K. Gorab, President and CEO. “YMCAs are one of the largest providers of early childhood and afterschool programs in the nation. Now, by adopting standards that will help our kids make better food and activity choices, we strive to be the healthiest.”

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The Metropolitan YMCA serves over 2,000 children in the area every week using HEPA standards.  Through  early childhood and afterschool programs kids interact in an atmosphere that:

  • Establishes a minimum of expected physical activity for children of different ages enrolled in Y programs;
  • Defines food and beverages offerings, including designating water as the primary beverage during snack times and offering fruits and vegetables as snack options;
  • Limits the amount of screen time  (watching TV, playing video games, and using computers);
  • Encourages breastfeeding of infants in the Y’s care; and
  • Is Committed to conducting parent education to encourage healthy behaviors at home.

“Like the Y, Precor believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, our neighbors, and our community,” said Paul Byrne, President. “By collaborating, we have a greater potential to help more people make positive lifestyle choices.”

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is one of 50 YMCAs to receive a grant from Precor as part of the $300,000 gift to YMCA of the USA.  Locally, funding will be to support infrastructure opportunities such as purchasing supplies and equipment, and staff trainings that can help the YMCA to provide a healthy sustainable environment in an early childhood or afterschool site.

For more information about Precor visit www.precor.com

About the Y

The Y is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being while providing opportunities to give back and support the community.

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