By McKenzie Konop
A local organization wants to help keep children happy and healthy. The Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC) in Kewaunee County is providing the Fit Families Program to fight childhood obesity. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), obesity has been affecting 12.7 million children and adolescents for the past decade. The program gives children the framework to eat more nutritional meals and snacks, get out and play more and make healthier choices. WIC Director Rachel Bauer explains how the program reaches the framework for the children.
Bauer says the Family Fitness Program runs for a year and includes regular checkups with families on their child’s progress.