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Time for Teens program puts youth on path to lifelonlong health


St. Mary Medical Center wrapped up its annual youth-focused summer program, Time for Teens – a collection of three-day mini-camps that encourage local teens to engage in physical fitness, adopt nutritious eating habits and get on, or maintain, the path to lifelong health.

Time for Teens helps young adults ages 13 to 18 explore ways to a healthier life, and dozens of teens attended camps at sites throughout Bucks County. During the camps, teens embarked on adventurous activities and learned how to kayak, play golf and tennis, or use gym and fitness equipment. After participating in physically engaging activities, registered dieticians presented live cooking demonstrations to show teens how to prepare health-conscious, yet tasty, meals.

Time for Teens is part of St. Mary’s Families Living Well initiative, which aims to empower Bucks County children and families by providing them with the tools to make choices that lead to better, healthier lifestyles. Programs within the Families Living Well initiative encourage eating healthfully, getting more active and positive mental wellbeing.

St. Mary partners with school districts, local farm programs and other area recreational sites to bring these programs to families throughout Bucks County. Guided by program teachers who are certified professionals in nutrition, counseling and fitness, this program has shown proven success – in Bucks County and nationwide – in empowering families to eat healthy, move more and feel good about themselves.