Reinvent U Empower Maryland, Inc

"Empowering Our Children to Empower Our Community"

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Maryland ranks 16th in overall prevalence of childhood obesity with 28.8% of children considered either overweight or obese.
  • Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled.
  • One in every three children in our nation is overweight or obese.

Source:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Overweight children and adolescents are at risk for health problems during their youth and as adults. For example, during their youth, overweight children and adolescents are more likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes) than are other children and adolescents.  Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise.   

Physical activity, fitness, recreation, and sports, play a vital role in youth development. Regular participation in a fitness program and extracurricular activity may:

  • Improve physical fitness levels
  • Reduce disease risk factors (obesity, blood pressure, etc.)
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Reduce learning disorders
  • Provide an alternative to drug/alcohol use
  • Enhance academic achievement
Reinvent U Empower Maryland believes that every child, regardless of their families' financial challenges, deserves to live a healthy life. Reinvent U Empower Maryland will serve Maryland's underserved communities by providing the following services:

  • Provide children/youth with programs to promote physical activity and other healthy habits
  • Educate children/youth and parents about eating healthy and living healthy lifestyles
  • Provide children/youth and parents samples and access to healthy foods
Thank you to our Premier & Event Sponsors.  We thank  everyone who attended and made this a succesful fundrasiing event.  We raised $9781.74. 

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