February 15, 2023

THRIVE Fitness Program Aims to help Kids get Healthy

MDAFP's very own Dr. Casey Scott, MDAFP Board member partners with THRIVE fitness program to fight childhood obesity that increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
GMA3 broadcasted a segment on the THRIVE program, and their history and mission.

MDAFP’S own Dr. Casey Scott, MDAFP Board member, was featured in a GMA3 segment highlighting a new fitness program that Dr. Scott created with THRIVE Dorchester.

THRIVE is a free obesity intervention program that inspires children to live healthier lifestyles. It invites school-aged children to join a 4-week session that teaches them how they can form healthier eating habits, therefore enriching their physical and emotional well-being.

As the Deputy Health Officer for the Dorchester County Health Department, Dr. Scott was approached to address the increase in childhood obesity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. She partnered with the owner of the gym that Dr. Scott coaches at and a social worker to create a program where the kids can engage in fun physical activities in order for them to form healthy habits.

Visit the THRIVE Dorchester page: https://dorchesterhealth.org/t...