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GoThrive! a free program aimed at making healthy lifestyle choices

Course is designed for students ages 8 to 12 years
GoThrive! is a free online program that will teach kids about making healthy lifestyle choices. Source: MyMichigan Health

Community health educators at MyMichigan Health are launching GoThrive!, an interactive program that will teach students skills needed to live and make healthy lifestyle choices. The free, virtual program is designed for students ages 8 to 12 years.

Participants can choose between a three-week course that meets twice a week, or a six-week course that meets once a week, a news release states.

The three-week course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 p.m., from April 18 – May 4, 2023. The six-week course meets on Sundays from 6-7 p.m. on April 16 to May 21.

GoThrive! will focus on nutrition and using MyPlate for portion sizes, understanding food and drink labels, learning about hidden sugars in snacks and drinks, why water is important and how to make fun flavors, vitamin facts, physical activity and energy and screen time, stress and the importance of sleep.

In addition, participants will be encouraged to practice healthy behaviors including increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, increasing water consumption, increasing daily physical activity and decreasing daily screen time.

Registration is required by Monday, April 10. All program materials and log in information to the virtual meeting will be sent to participants prior to the first meeting.

Those who would like to register may visit // Those needing assistance with registration may contact MyMichigan Health Line at (989) 837-9090.