Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Holds Childhood Obesity Impact Day

Innocence Of A Child Impact workshop for youth.

The Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host an Impact Day in Richmond on Saturday, March 9, focusing on Childhood Obesity. The free, daylong community health fair “Keep it 100!” at John F. Kennedy High School in Richmond is designed to help combat a growing crisis in America while making it fun and interesting for young people. The health and wellness fair is one of many organized by the sorority’s 900 chapters across the nation, all focusing on making a positive impact on their communities. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, 52 percent of U.S. kids between 6 and 17 years do not engage in the type of rigorous activity that makes them sweat at least 5 days per week; and 92 percent of elementary schools don’t have daily physical education classes year round. Both issues can lead to childhood obesity. “In the Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter, we are deeply committed to impacting our service area through grassroots, hands-on efforts that uplift and empower those in the community we serve,” said Darrylyn Z. Swift, president of the Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter. “Childhood Obesity has a global impact, and our national organization decides the theme for each year.  Last year, it was physical and mental health – and we decided to focus on commercial sexual exploitation of children because our local area has been greatly impacted by this. This year’s theme is just as crucial for our young’s people’s future,” she said. Impact Day last year, held in Brentwood, drew over 200 attendees including many young people, to learn about child exploitation. The March 9 event will feature workshops, clinics and exercise sessions and lots of fun activities and games. And participants can also enter dozens of giveaways to win prizes including free gym memberships, pedometers or $200 in free groceries. There will also be a variety of free healthy food and snacks. Registration for the event is now open. To register please click to http://ccackeepit100.eventbrite.com or email the Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter at dstccac@yahoo.com
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