The Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter (PGCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has accepted the charge and is dedicated to childhood obesity prevention in Prince George’s County. The TORCH(Taking Ownership and Responsibilityfor Childhood Health) Eat Right, Get Fit, Live Well program is a means to ensure that prevention begins with collective ownership and responsibility for childhood health fostered by education, demonstration, and collaboration with community partners. The TORCH program will serve as a platform to engage youth in physical activity and healthy eating habits while providing resources to improve and maintain children’s health in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
The purpose of the TORCH program is to improve the health and well-being of youth through healthy nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle behavior changes. The goal of the TORCH program is to help children and families eat well, move more, and develop and maintain healthful lifestyle habits. The overall goals of the program are (1) to decrease weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), and blood pressure of overweight and/or obese children ages 8-14, and (2) to encourage healthy weight maintenance and prevention of excessive weight gain/obesity for children who are not overweight or obese.
For additional information regarding the TORCH program or to express interest in participating in activities, please contact TORCH.