NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Childhood obesity has reportedly more than tripled in the past 30 years and the City of Norfolk wants to help change this trend.
The city is celebrating Virginia Health Youth Day with a free, fun and interactive event on January 17.
Children ages five to 14 are invited to participate in the event, which will be held at Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center at 7300 Newport Avenue from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Special guests will be on hand, including local mascots Rip Tide of the Norfolk Tides, Big Blue of Old Dominion University and Salty of the Norfolk Admirals.
More than 5,600 children across the state are expected to participate in Virginia Healthy Youth Day, which was established by the Virginia General Assembly.
For more information, call 757-823-4301 or visit www.Norfolk.gov/rpos .
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