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THE LUKE TAKES A STAND AGAINST CHILDHOOD OBESITY
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of Humble Hosts Let's Move & Get Active Day
The St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of Humble (The Luke) in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids (www.letsmove.gov) will host Let's Move & Get Active Day on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:30am-Noon at Jack Fields Elementary School located at 2505 S. Houston Avenue, Humble, TX 77396 directly across the street from the church. This event is to promote health awareness in efforts to annihilate childhood obesity as well as ignite excitement and encourage children to become more active through simple activities, ultimately increasing the importance of health awareness. This effort is a part of the church's ongoing campaign entitled "The Luke Stands," designed to target various social awareness issues to provide education, create awareness, and promote engagement.
Obesity is a major contributor to many preventable diseases and is affecting our community and our nation across all races at an alarming rate, especially in our children & youth. The Luke Humble wants to be a part of the solution by helping the community. "Our goal is to make this a family initiative to be healthier and Obliterate Obesity. We plan to do this through: education, exercise, and eating healthy," said Dr. Timothy W. Sloan, St. Luke's Senior Pastor.
On Jan. 8, 2010, The Luke hosted a 5K "Obliterating Obesity" walk at Atascocita High School and in their dedication in the battle against childhood obesity, the church made a donation to Humble ISD Nutrition Services for their "subway line" which allowed kids to make healthy choices for lunch.
The goal for Let's Move and Get Active Day is to engage children and youth in interactive exercises and educate parents regarding their children's BMI. There will be obstacle courses, group dance led by author Kim Bady, fruits, drinks, and vendors who cater to children/youth by assisting them in becoming more active.
My Fit Foods, Texas Southern University Health Department, Wal-Mart, and Pepsi will be partnering with The Luke to sponsor this event. St. Luke is a 112 year-old congregation with a membership of over 3,000 individuals.
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For more information, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Timothy W. Sloan, please call 281.804.8216.