About Fit: A Comprehensive Suite of Resources that will Empower Children and Parents to make Healthy Lifestyles Choices that Help Prevent Childhood Obesity



WebMD, the leading provider of health information services, and Sanford Health, the largest not-for-profit rural health care provider in the United States, have teamed up to develop a comprehensive suite of resources that will empower children and parents to make healthy lifestyles choices that help prevent childhood obesity.

The FIT platform was developed using a combination of the latest scientific and behavioral research designed to educate, motivate, and inspire children of all ages to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle. There are four pillars to the FIT platform:

  • FOOD: Nutritional Fitness
  • MOVE: Physical Fitness
  • MOOD: Emotional Fitness
  • RECHARGE: Behavioral Fitness

Three new children's destinations have been created, each tailored to the interests and needs of the following age groups:

  • FIT Junior: Ages 2-7
  • FIT Kids: Ages 8-12
  • FIT Teens: Ages 13-19

The companies have also developed a complimentary FIT destination for parents on WebMD.com called Raising FIT Kids, to help parents become more informed about what they can do to maintain a healthy household and help their children be healthy.

Fit Program Online Resources

fit Kids

fit.webmd.com
Translating online learning to offline healthy living, this fun and interactive site is designed to engage and motivate children and teens.

Raising fit Kids

webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids
This platform for parents and families offers tools and resources to become healthy role models while promoting a child’s use of fit Kids. The site also includes a portal where parents can discuss questions and topics with others like them as well as receive expert insights from our very own Sanford Health professionals.

Medscape

medscape.org/sites/advances/sanford-health
Sanford Health is steering the content of digital CME programming on WebMD’s Medscape site, ensuring healthcare professionals across the globe are positioned to promote fit’s healthy living outcomes with children and parents. (You will need to set up a user name and password to access the Sanford page.)

Latest Fit Related News


9/14/2011 - Birds and Bees Are Kid Stuff: New National Study Reveals Weight a More Difficult Talk Between Parents and Teens than Sex, Drugs. Read more here.
4/20/2012 - fit-care Aims to Reduce Childhood Obesity in South Dakota. Read more here.
5/18/2012 - Sanford/WebMD fit Partners with Parks across the Nation to Encourage Health and Wellness

Posted Date: September 2011

About Fit: A Comprehensive Suite of Resources that will Empower Children and Parents to make Healthy Lifestyles Choices that Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

WebMD and Sanford Health have joined together to embark on fit , a new national initiative aimed at promoting health and wellness and preventing childhood obesity among kids ages 2-18.