Stay In Shape: Kids’ Bodies Feed Their Minds, featuring Ming Sun, CHES – Shrinking It Down

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Topics: Healthy Living

How can we guide children to stay in shape, 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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Ming Sun, MCHES

Ming Sun, MCHES is a health educator and program manager at the Mass General Community Health Associates (CHA). For more than 30 years, Mass General CHA has supported the work of MGH HealthCare Centers serving Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett, Revere an...

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Steven Schlozman, MD

Steven Schlozman, MD

Steven Schlozman, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), course director of the psychopathology class for the MIT-HMS Program in Health, Sciences and Technology, and former co-director of the Clay Center for Youn...

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