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'Families on the Move' helps families address weight concerns Gloucester County is seeking families to participate in the second Families on the Move

WOODBURY, NJ - Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney and Freeholder Helene M. Reed announced today that the Gloucester County Department of Health and Senior Services is ready to kick off its second round of Families on the Move.  This program includes nutritional counseling and activities for children and their parents with a fun approach to helping children and families who are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight to become healthy citizens.

"It's a new year and people are focusing on getting healthy," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney.  "Everywhere you look you see magazines, TV shows and commercials geared toward weight loss.  In Gloucester County families can participate in this successful program for free. The Health Department makes it a lot of fun and the families meet in a different location each week to learn a new activity or even a new way to grocery shop," said Director Sweeney.

  "Families on the Move is a positive educational experience that is fun and teaches the entire family to make healthy lifestyle changes that are intended to last a lifetime," Sweeney said.  "We are very proud of the families that stuck with the program last year and hope more will participate this year."  Freeholder Director Sweeney noted that there were 7 families, with 22 children in total, who participated in the first Families on the Move program in 2005.