Loyola Stritch students bring wellness challenge to Maywood kids

News Archive May 30, 2014

Loyola Stritch students bring wellness challenge to Maywood kids

MAYWOOD, Ill. – A new community program led by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine students promotes healthy lifestyle choices for young people.

The first Turn Up Your Health Youth Wellness Challenge concluded May 21, 2014, with an awards ceremony for participating kids and parents at St. Eulalia Parish in Maywood.

The challenge was led by OsCiriah W. Sostan and Armetria N. Humphrey, third-year medical students at Loyola Stritch.

Participants met after school each week from February through May at Quinn Community Center of St. Eulalia. The goals included educating and influencing them to choose a healthy way of living in relationship to food, exercise and self-esteem.

During the May 21 awards ceremony, all were lauded for their participation and each received a certificate and a gift.

The program was sponsored by the Eternal Light Community Services and Loyola Pediatric Weight Management Program. It was a community outreach project funded by Trinity Health. The 2015 challenge will be conducted at another site in the community.

For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100.

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