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Health Squad Keeps Kids Moving & Thinking

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Youth Alliance’s Health Squad, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Pharmacy at Safeway concluded their free week-long camp last week. Students aged 10-14 learned about proper nutrition, diabetes prevention, healthy activities & physical fitness.

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Diabetes prevention is important in every community, but in San Benito County’s Latino Community, this is especially vital. Due to many factors, Latinos in San Benito County are uninsured & overweight at a higher rate than the general population. Because access to health care options are more rare, controlling the factors that cause diabetes goes a long way to cover health and financial side effects once diagnosed.

Health Squad, with the help of the ADA and Safeway Pharmacy, tackle diabetes prevention head on. Through field trips, interactive educational seminars and physical activities San Benito County youth are learning practical ways to combat diabetes.

To learn more about Health Squad and what we do, Watch our Video!

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