Kids Fitness Fun DaySeptember is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as a pediatrician who cares for the health and well-being of your children everyday, it’s an issue close to my heart.

At the Pediatric Center of Round Rock, we are always looking for new ways to improve the lives of people in our community and we’re thankful to Round Rock Mayor, Alan McGraw for designating Saturday, September 22nd as Kids Fitness Fun Day.  

This free event will be held at Cat Hollow Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m in partnership with the RRISD PTA and we would like you to be a part of it!

Childhood obesity is a huge epidemic in the United States. Nearly 25 million children are considered overweight or obese. As obesity becomes more prevalent, healthcare costs are also on the rise. Prescription drugs and emergency room visits related to childhood obesity cost an estimated $14 billion per year. Thankfully, there is a cure. By encouraging children to live healthy, active lives we can prevent thousands of cases of diabetes, heart disease and other health problems.

Kids Fitness Fun Day is Saturday, September 22, 2012

Kids Fitness Fun Day is a FREE event and will be held at Cat Hollow Park and will consist of 12 stations challenging each child to complete a different physical activity with items and toys that they already have around the house. For each station completed, the child will be rewarded with a silly band. Once the child collects all 12 silly bands, he or she will be rewarded with a medal presented by me along with encouragement to be more active and choose healthy foods to eat everyday.

Parents who register their family for the event will also receive a Fit Kids Coupon Book by e-mail with discounts from local businesses that are focused on healthy lifestyle services and products. We’re also partnering with the Round Rock ISD PTA Council who will provide volunteers and help us promote the event throughout the RRISD elementary schools.

Get Involved! Help Fight Childhood Obesity in Our Community

You can start getting involved today by registering on the web site to receive the Fit Kids Coupon Book from area businesses or by signing up to be a volunteer on the day of the event. If you are a business owner or your company would like to sponsor a Kids Fitness Fun Day station or have a vendor booth please check out our sponsorship opportunities on the event website .

Tell your friends, family and community members and join us in an effort to combat childhood obesity right here in our community and register online to attend and receive coupons from area businesses. at www.KidsFitnessFunDay.org.

About the Author

Dr. Katalenas

Dr. Katalenas is a pediatrician and owner of The Pediatric Center of Round Rock and the author of the book "The Step Up Diet: From Scratch… The Quality, Quantity, and Timing Solution to Childhood Obesity", a guide to healthy cooking and eating for busy families.