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Central Valley Obesity Prevention Program Making Sure Kids Get Fed this Summer

"It is very important for children to have a balanced diet and physical exercise – whether it's the free-and-reduced lunch program or the summer program," said LaCresia Hawkins, project coordinator for the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program.

There’s a huge demand, particularly in Stockton, to fill the dietary gaps for students when school is out. An array of agencies have dozens of places inside the city and beyond where children can have a free lunch and, in some cases, breakfast.

“It is very important for children to have a balanced diet and physical exercise – whether it’s the free-and-reduced lunch program or the summer program,” said LaCresia Hawkins, project coordinator for the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program.

Originally published by The Record


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