Power Play Saturday

Power Play Saturday

A Day of Fun at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Coordinates a Day Aimed at Childhood Obesity

 and Healthy Lifestyles

 Saginaw, MI –October 14, 2013 — Area families are invited to attend the sixth annual Power Play Saturday event at Mid-Michigan’s Children’s Museum (MMCM) located at 315 West Genesee Avenue in Saginaw on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Power Play Saturday is brought to the community by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Pulse 3 Foundation, and Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum.  The day will teach kids how simply playing, taking care of your body and being active means being a healthy child; and lays the foundation for being a healthy adult.  Families, church groups, scouting troops with children ages 10 and younger are encouraged to attend the event.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult.  The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 2.   Entry to the museum will be discounted to $5.00 per person all.

“Children in this country are facing an epidemic of obesity. However, as a community, we can make a difference”, says Dr. Rosalyn Miller D.O. of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. “The work we are doing with our partners in Mid-Michigan empower children to be active, make healthy choices, and live to their fullest potential. At Power Play, the whole family will learn how to incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their everyday lives.  We want kids to know that being healthy can be easy and fun.”

During Power Play Saturday educational stations will provide hands on experiences for children up to age 10.  Participants will learn how their heart works and how making healthy food choices today affect what will happen to their bodies in the future.  According to the American Heart Association, today’s generation of children may become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.  Many kids today are suffering from “adult problems” such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.

The Saginaw Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., has coordinated this day of fun and education for children as Power Play Saturday focuses on three points of the sorority’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Physical and Mental Health, Educational Development and Economic Development.  Local organizations, including Saginaw Black Nurses Association, community volunteers, and Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum will be on hand to get kids moving and active, while sharing information on various topics, including heart disease, diabetes, physical activity, and nutrition.  FREE health screenings for adults will also be available.

Special guest presentations will take place at 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. The presentations will focus on what kids can do to have a healthy heart.  These are times set aside to share interactive information with children and their parents as it relates to health.  Each presentation will last about 15 minutes.

This event is made possible through a grant from the Pulse 3 Foundation. The Pulse 3 Foundation awards grants and supports collaborative efforts that seek to strengthen the economic, social and environmental well-being of the communities it serves.

For more information, contact the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum at 315 West Genesee Avenue 989.399.6626 or www.michildrensmuseum.com.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities.  Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 250,000 members and nearly 1,000 chapters worldwide.  The Sorority uses its Five-point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs.

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