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Beam Project Type: Project in Concept Phase

Program is designed to increase activity in 5 to 10 year olds. Children come to the local gym once a week to play basketball, swim, or play floor hockey. Sessions are offered quarterly. Program began in Jan 2010, and continues to the present. We will try to increase enrollment from Jan 1, 2015-Dec 31, 2015.


Lead Organization: Rochester Area Family Y

Confirmed Collaborators: Rochester Area Family Y

Potential Collaborators: Channel One Regional Food Bank ; Olmsted County Community Services ; Olmsted County Public Health Services ; Rochester Area Family Y

Detailed Description

Determine whether children that participate in the classes are more active and have lower body mass indexes than children of the same age residing in the community.



Level 1: TBD

Level 2:

DMC: Health & Wellness ; Sports, Recreation, Nature

Community Health: Obesity


Increase the number of children attending each session to class capacity by 2015 (30-35 children per class, per session).

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Last modified by support on 2016/11/07
Created by kalun on 2014/10/04

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