Jason Witten’s SCORE Foundation and UnitedHealthcare are once again teaming up to fight childhood obesity with the Play.Move.SCORE program by transforming the teen activity room at the Oak Cliff Boys & Girls Club. The program also includes the annual Blessings in a Backpack Kids program.
The new teen room was dedicated at the Oak Cliff Boys & Girls Club on Friday, February 20, 2015. The Play.Move.SCORE. health and fitness program created by the Jason Witten SCORE Foundation and UnitedHealthcare in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club was created to help prevent childhood obesity, a leading cause of diabetes, heart disease and other ailments.
This is the fourth year the Jason Witten SCORE Foundation and UnitedHealthcare are working together to fight childhood obesity. Three years ago, the two organizations launched Play.Move.SCORE. a year-long health and fitness program that encourages approximately Boys & Girls Club members to make healthy choices and participate in physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day. Previous programs have included a virtual group personal trainer computer system donated to the clubs to allow for group fitness classes with youth and parents, Top Chef Healthy Snack competition to teach good food choices and a Fitness Challenge with every day play equipment to show kids how to stay healthy with simple fitness tools. Equipment to complete these programs was donated to the Clubs.
In addition to special activities, youth participate in the Healthy Habits curriculum that teaches children how to make healthy choices every day. The effort also includes the Blessings in a Backpack Program that delivers healthy snacks to Boys & Girls Club children every week this school year.