EBNHC Recognized by Children’s Hospital

October 25, 2013
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Pictured in the photo, from left to right are, Manny Lopes, CEO of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center; William Boyan, former Chairman of Boston Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees; Allison Brown, MD, Medical Director, Let’s Get Movin’ Program; Kathy Field, Program Director, Let’s Get Movin’ Program; Shari Nethersole, MD, Chair of the Selection Committee at Boston Children’s Hospital; Jack Cradock, President of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center; Rita Sorrento, Board Chair, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.

Pictured in the photo, from left to right are, Manny Lopes, CEO of the East Boston Neighborhood
Health Center; William Boyan, former Chairman of Boston Children’s Hospital Board of
Trustees; Allison Brown, MD, Medical Director, Let’s Get Movin’ Program; Kathy Field, Program
Director, Let’s Get Movin’ Program; Shari Nethersole, MD, Chair of the Selection Committee at
Boston Children’s Hospital; Jack Cradock, President of the East Boston Neighborhood Health
Center; Rita Sorrento, Board Chair, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.

Last week the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) was recognized by Boston Children’s Hospital for the Center’s Let’s Get Movin’ Program, which promotes physical activity, nutrition, and healthier lifestyle choices for children, teens, and their families.

As part of the recognition the Health Center received the 2013 William L. Boyan Award, which includes a $50,000 grant to support the Let’s Get Movin’ Program in Eastie.

“We’re so proud of our Let’s Get Movin’ program and honored to receive this award,” said EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes. “The Program is a vital resource in helping children, teens and their families maintain a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. Thanks to this donation, we can further enhance our efforts to prevent obesity, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.”

The Let’s Get Movin’ Program is a lifestyle-change program for children, teens and families that focuses on enhancing fitness and encouraging fun physical activity. The program also teaches basic nutrition and advises families on ways to obtain access to healthy food.

The Let’s Get Movin’ Program is offered throughout the school year, and offers summer programs, including field trips, community events, cooking classes and educational seminars for adults to learn more about supporting their child’s healthy lifestyle.

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