Overview of the Zoe’s Dolls Girl Fit Experience
The Girl Fit Experience (GFE) is a gender-specific health program that will travel to targeted zip codes in the Miami-Dade area and engage girls ages 6 to 14 in a fun 12-week health and fitness program that consists of an interactive, fun exercise regimen designed for girls, food label awareness and nutrition education. The highlight of the program is a series of girl fit field days, healthy-cooking demonstrations and teach back sessions for girls and their families.
TGFE will target girls in zip codes 33167, 33168, 33054, 33056 and 33169. These communities are the City of Opa-locka, City of Miami Gardens and North Miami. The Florida Department of Health states these zip codes have the highest rate of obesity among girls of color ages 7 to 18. Unfortunately, this statistic mirrors national trends which report obesity rates are increasing faster at earlier ages and with higher rates of severe obesity (The State of Obesity: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Obesity).
TGFE will impact obesity rates among black girls by addressing the lack of physical activity and the lack of nutritional awareness. TGFE will introduce and exposing participants to exercise regimens that are fun and easy to incorporate in their everyday life and teach them to how to make or choose healthy snacks.
Further, TGFE will enlist support of parents by showing them how to make healthier choices easier for their girls as well as assist in removing obstacles that reduce chances of a successful lifestyle change. TGFE will serve 100 girls ages 6-14 and their parents; 75% which will come from the above listed zip codes.
This program seeks to make a difference in girls of color and their parents who reside in low income neighborhoods and their access to healthy food. It seeks to increase physical activities among those girls of color. The program will also provide increased education about healthy choices and how to make these choices more relevant to their daily lives.
The Girl Fit Experience is generously funded by the following sponsors:
To register for the Girl Fit Experience, please use our Sign-Up Form.