Stay In Shape: Kids’ Bodies Feed Their Minds – Shrinking It Down

Silhouetted elementary school kids running in a field

October 23, 2019

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Posted in: Multimedia, Podcasts

Topics: Healthy Living

How can we guide children to healthfully navigate food, fitness, sleep, and more (especially when Takis® taste so much better than eggs for breakfast)? These aren’t just important for physical health but mental health, as well. The MGH Stay In Shape Program for elementary and middle school students, going on 20 years strong, is one solution that’s benefited several communities in Massachusetts. In today’s episode, special guest Ming Sun, MCHES, of MGH Community Health Associates, joins host Steve Schlozman, MD to share more about Stay In Shape – including strategies to help kids set goals around activities that will benefit both their bodies and minds. 

Thank you for joining in this conversation. Do you have a program like this in your community? We’d love to hear about it. Write to us! 

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Episode research by Matt Carron 

Episode produced by Sara Rattigan 

Music By Gene Beresin 

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Steven Schlozman

Steven Schlozman, Co-Director

Steven Schlozman, M.D. is co-director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an as...

To learn more about Steven, or to contact him directly, please see Our Team.

Sara Rattigan

Sara Rattigan, Communications Director

Sara Rattigan, M.S. is the communications director for The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a public health communicator whose passion has always centered around innovative a...

To learn more about Sara, or to contact her directly, please see Our Team.

Matthew Carron

Matthew Carron, Research Assistant

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