Study: Miami-Dade Fit-to-Play program improves children's health

01/29/2013 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Children and teens in Miami-Dade County's after-school Fit-to-Play program learned about physical fitness and nutrition and were better able to keep a healthy weight and reduce their blood pressure, according to a University of Miami evaluation. Researcher Dr. Sarah Messiah said Fit-to-Play is evidence-based and "a resource for all children in this community that is accessible, affordable and year-round -- something we haven't really had before.”

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