Pilot Program Launched to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino today joined Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun, Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, and James Mandell, MD, CEO of Children’s Hospital Boston, to announce the launch of Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures (HKHF), a community-based early childhood pilot initiative aimed at preventing childhood obesity. The purpose of the program is to engage early child care providers and caregivers to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity among pre-school age children living in the Fenway, Mission Hill, South End, Jamaica Plain and Lower Roxbury communities of Boston. Read more…