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Operation Kid Fit 

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Helping Parents to Create Strong & Healthy Military Families

Operation Kid Fit (OKF) is a positive parenting program that teaches caregivers skills to improve their children’s nutrition and increase physical activity.  OKF is:

  • A new pilot program offered this year at Ft. Bragg, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Ft. Sill and Eglin AFB.
  • A supportive program for caregivers who want to help their children live healthy lives.
  • Designed for parents or caretakers who have military beneficiary children between 5 and 10 years old.
  • For children identified as overweight based on BMI and struggling to maintain a healthy weight.

 

OKF PosterLEARN POSITIVE WAYS TO GET YOUR KID HEALTHY!

OKF  can help parents learn how to:

Provide healthy food choices

Increase their child's physical activity

Use incentives to help their child make better health related choices

 

OKF  has already kicked off at participating installations!

Sessions will be offered now through January 2015 for up to 40 families at each installation

 OKF is a 12-week commitment that includes:

  • Ten 90-minute small group sessions
  • Two 20-minute personalized phone calls with the OKF facilitator
  • Session times and locations based on the needs of participating families

OKF Session Topics include:

  • Preparing for change
  • Understanding nutrition and physical activity
  • Using rewards to promote healthy behavior
  • Modifying recipes to incorporate more healthy choices
  • Limiting sedentary activity
  • Understanding food labels
  • Playing active games
  • Providing healthy meals and snacks
  • Using effective strategies to manage problem behavior
  • Maintaining healthy change

 

I am PARENT or CAREGIVER and want to enroll my child in OKF. How can I find out how to do that?

I am a HEALTH CARE PROVIDER and want to encourage enrollment of children in OKF. How do I learn more?

For questions about OKF or to order OKF brochures (see sample below), contact us at   usarmy.apg.medcom-phc.list.okf@mail.mil

 

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Operation Kid Fit pilot sites.

  • Ft. Bragg
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • Ft. Sill
  • Eglin AFB