(May 30, 2013) – Tomorrow, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will join Congressman John B. Larson and First Lady of Connecticut Cathy Malloy to unveil plans for a new Children's Fitness/Wellness Center in Hartford. In partnership with Family Life Education, the center is part of an initiative to address high obesity rates among preschool children in Hartford. A 2012 study commissioned by the City and conducted by the University of Connecticut’s Center for Public Health and Health Policy reported that 37% of Hartford preschool children are overweight and obese. The Fitness/Wellness center, the first of its kind, will provide urban families free access to comprehensive fitness and health programs.
Mayor Pedro E. Segarra
Congressman John B. Larson
Cathy Malloy, First Lady of Connecticut
Dr. Jeannette Ickovics, Yale School of Public Health
WHAT: Launch of New Children’s Fitness/Wellness Center in Hartford
WHERE: 30 Arbor Street, South Building, Hartford, CT 06106
WHEN: Friday, May 31, 8:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
For Immediate Release: May 30, 2013
Contact: Dr. Jose Colon-Rivas
Director of Hartford’s Department for Families, Children, Youth & Recreation