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Pediatrics

Nutrition & Fitness for Life

(206) 625-7373, ext. 36981

Virginia Mason's Nutrition and Fitness for Life (N.F.L.) program teaches children and their families healthier lifestyle habits, such as how to choose foods wisely and get and stay active. The program is free to qualifying Virginia Mason patients ages five through 18 and is funded as the sole beneficiary of the Seattle Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge Golf Tournament, part of the Boeing Classic Champions Tour.

Families who join N.F.L. learn to work together as a team, find fun ways to exercise, prepare meals at home and reduce time spent watching TV and playing video games. Within the program, parents share ideas with each other, and kids who struggle with weight issues learn they are not alone. Once families have graduated from the program, they are offered additional support from Virginia Mason providers.

For more information on the program, please contact Gail Jahn, (206) 625-7373, ext. 36981.

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