Much is lamented about childhood obesity as well as the ever-present need for quality foster care. Itís sometimes easier to sit back and comment on such topics than to stand up and become actively involved in making a difference.
We direct readersí attention to the forthcoming 2nd annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 1, at Meridenís Hubbard Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Children and Families, this event will highlight considerations of above-mentioned childhood obesity while also showcasing need for foster care ó namely, adoptive parents to provide young people with much-sought-after loving homes.
Not only for existing foster families, this event is also for community-based providers who are committed to current needs and demands throughout Connecticut. Indeed, youths need to be exposed to various artistic, recreational and social opportunities, such as plays, leadership groups, and summer camps. All of this is, of course, is in addition to a wide variety of event activities, food and an old-fashioned ďfamily walk.Ē
With regard to a family walk, itís worthy of note that such ventures not only inculcate good physical habits, but also strengthen interpersonal bonds. Striking up a partnership between obesity control and beneficial regular exercise is an activity all should avail themselves thereof ó with Family Fun Day providing natural impetus.
We urge everyoneís support this Saturday. Obesity and pressing need for loving foster care are problems which demand solutions. Become part of the process.