Ride to End Obesity After School Program

Last week Haro kicked off it’s 5th year of the Ride to End Obesity After School Program in conjunction with Barona Resort and Casino in San Diego. The goal of the program is to reach more young people with the positive message of staying active, eating well while introducing them to BMX. Dale Holmes, Brooke Craft and Dr. Jason Richardson conducted the presentation finishing up with the students getting a chance to ride outside on provided Haro bikes.

Today, 30% or more of San Diego’s children in grades 5, 7 and 9 are overweight or obese according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Obesity is also one of the leading causes of preventative death and disability. EDUCATION is the key. Our Ride to End Obesity Program doesn’t just educate children and their educators on healthy habits and the dangers of obesity but also inspires our children to make positive changes. We are excited to add an additional element of STEM education into our programming this year too. Kids will learn how working on bikes and conducting their own safety checks can inspire ideas in engineering and product development. The Ride to End Obesity program will operate in both Poway Unified School District and also in the San Diego Unified School District through or partnership with Toby Wells YMCA.

For more visit ridetoendobesity.com

PC: Justin Kosman

 

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