MIAMI - Childhood obesity is a big problem across America, but Miami-Dade Parks is doing its part to help kids stay in shape.
The "Fit2Play" childhood obesity prevention program of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, has been honored by the Florida Blue Foundation, a branch of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation Inc., with the 2017 Sapphire Award. The "Fit2Play" program also received $50,000!
The daily program includes Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) and "EmpowerMe4Life", a nutrition education curriculum grounded in the American Heart Association's recommendations.
The Sapphire Awards honor outstanding work by individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care-related fields, distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health.
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