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About Keeping Kids Fit

Vegas PBS, working with many local and national partners, has a new, long-term commitment addressing childhood obesity. The Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit(KKF) project is modeled after the successful Vegas PBS Ready to Learn community outreach program. KKF will expand current services by targeting families with children ages 2-12 from primarily low-income, African-American and Hispanic/Latino backgrounds promoting a lifetime made of healthy habits. 

Vegas PBS would like to acknowledge the role of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for their generous support of the Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit project.

The project has assembled and is guided by a community advisory council of childhood nutrition experts, educators, health professionals, and outreach partners in keeping the Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit content valuable to the community. 

Vegas PBS is also working with a wide array of companies, organizations, schools, foundations and individuals as community partners participating in and supporting the project.

One exciting element of the Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit project will be the use of multiple forms of technology ranging from television broadcasts to podcasts and online opportunities.  Groups of children record and reflect upon striving for a healthy lifestyle by using video cameras to document their experiences for broadcast and web-based offerings. 

This family-based outreach project will be accompanied by two, one-hour television programs featuring health experts and civic leaders. Vegas PBS hopes to continue fostering a community-wide civic discussion on the issues of childhood obesity, nutrition and exercise.  Beyond discussing the issues, Vegas PBS will provide workshops and online resources helping children and families maintain healthy habits for a lifetime.

Students from Laughlin and Searchlight, Nevada receive video training for the Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit Youth Media Project. 
Jumping through hoops is a fun exercise at a Ready To Learn Workshop.
Student Training for the Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit Youth Media Project.