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Striving to Improve Health

Becoming healthy can be difficult. Thanks to the Anthem Foundation’s support, 8 chapters of The Arc in Kentucky, Wisconsin and Texas have been able to help individuals with IDD become healthier through the Health and Fitness for All program. Results show that 223 participants lost a total of 316 pounds. One participant from The Arc of Kentucky, Nyketa, lost an astonishing 30 pounds throughout the 12-week program! The Arc of Kentucky said field trips to the grocery store helped Nyketa and other participants learn to read nutrition labels and plan healthier meals and snacks, which contributed to their weight loss success.