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Healthy Futures LogoThe United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties offers Healthy Futures—a program to increase the physical activity level and nutritional education of children ages 5 through 12. The program is made possible through a grant by the Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and is being implemented in five youth/recreational agencies —Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA, Jewish Community Center, Greater Carbondale YMCA, Greater Scranton YMCA and United Neighborhood Centers.

This program is targeted at combating childhood obesity by increasing physical activity and nutritional knowledge of the children involved in the youth programs at these agencies.

Throughout the year, 603 children participated in Healthy Futures at these five agencies. Among the specific outcomes achieved through Healthy Futures:

  • 100% of the participating children’s families received information regarding nutrition and the importance of physical activity

  • 100% of the participating children’s families received information on access to healthcare

  • 100% of the children increased their nutritional knowledge

  • 82% of the children met the goal of 60 minutes of physical activity at least three times per week.
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United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties | 615 Jefferson Avenue | PO Box 526 | Scranton, PA 18501-0526 |
tel 570.343.1267 | fax 570.969.2977
Wayne County Mailing Address | PO Box 328 | Waymart, PA 18472
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