“Spring into Health” “The Fourth Annual Community Walk” April 17th across Sussex County!

The Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition and the towns of Laurel, Bridgeville, Georgetown, Lewes and the city of Seaford have joined together for a Fourth year to promote Sussex Counties “Spring into Health Community Walk”.

This walk is being held simultaneously in all five towns at the following locations:

1.) Woodbridge Athletic Complex, 14714 Woodbridge Road, Greenwood. Registration 8:30 the walk starts at 9:00 AM

2) Seaford Athletic Complex Track on Virginia Avenue, Seaford. Registration 8:30 and the walk begins at 9:00 AM

3.) Laurel Senior High School, 113 South Central Ave., Laurel. Registration is at 9:30 with the walk starting at 10:00 AM

4.) Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown. Registration at 8:30 and the walk begins at 9:00 AM

5) The Villages of Five Points, 17339 North Village Main Boulevard, Lewes. Registration is at 8:30 and the walk begins at 9:00 AM

The Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition, Towns / Cities and Partners, have been actively engaged in promoting a healthier lifestyle for Sussex children and their families and is holding this yearly walk as a way to get Sussex excited about getting healthy.

This year’s theme is Get Out, Get Moving, and Get Healthy.

Promoting that Sussex County Delaware with its State parks and local park opportunities is a great place to get outside and be physically active. We will be promoting the State parks Trail Challenge and other statewide initiatives families can engage in as well.

The goal of the walk is to promote the prevention of childhood obesity and early onset diabetes particularly in children. There is no cost for this event and it is not a fundraiser, simply an awareness campaign. Special guests will be popping up around the community.

The first 100 children at each site will receive a FREE T-Shirt just for participating. Each location will offer special kids activities and health screenings! Last year over 1400 people came out to participate and this year we expect even more!

The Mayor from each Town or their representative will be present to read a proclamation on behalf of the town council promoting April 17th as community Health Day. Laurel, Bridgeville, Seaford, Lewes and Georgetown encouraging its residents to begin getting engaged in a healthy lifestyle which includes the 521AN program where people are encouraged to eat 5fruits or Vegetables per day, To cut down on computer or TV screen time to no more than 2 hours per day, to get a minimum of one hour of exercise per day and to reduce all sugar sweetened beverages to almost none per week..

The event is sponsored by; Soroptimist International of Seaford, Department of Public Health PATCH Grant, HOOBER Inc., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Sussex County Council, Trinity Transport and DOLE.

We would also like to extend a special thanks to the Laurel, Seaford, Woodbridge school districts as well as Sussex Tech School and the Villages of Five Points for agreeing to host the event on their campuses!

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