Welcome to MACCS Health Services!
MACCS Health is an organization that provides a variety of health focused programs to schools and community based organizations servicing children. We are the provider of choice for several Charter schools in the Philadelphia area. Services can be provided on a full or part-time basis and contracts are tailored to fit your needs and your budget. Call for an appointment today.
“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” - A. J. Reb Materi
MACCS is pleased to be working with some of the strongest community institutions in the area. Our growing client roster continues to give us the opportunity to learn from collaboration.
Month of September: Health Observance Topic
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
September Observance 2015
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM). The idea of this month is to promote healthy eating in adolescent children. "One in three children in the United States is overweight" (healthfinder.gov). Health issues that can arise with childhood obesity include high blood pressure, heart disease and type II diabetes. The focus of this month is to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic and show people how they can take the appropriate steps to healthy eating and an active life style. Ideas range from motivating school staff to make their schools healthier (new lunch menus & daily physical activities for students) to encouraging families across the nation to incorporate family walks and more fruits in the daily household consumption. "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that young people aged 6-17 years participates in at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily" (2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans).
- For more information on National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM) and how you can make a difference visit Healthfinder.gov website.