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Hawk-i - health care coverage for Iowa children in families with limited incomes.

Early Childhood Iowa - free objective, medically accurate early care, health and education information for families in Iowa.

YMCA Healthy Kids

The YMCA Healthy Living Center is now offering the Healthy Kids program to help families develop positive behaviors and adopt healthier lifestyles. The program helps children and their parents learn to make regular physical activity and healthy food choices part of a daily routine. Through interactive learning and activities for both children and parents, Healthy Kids provides the foundation for healthy homes.

Ages: Children ages 7-12 years

When: The 12-week program begins the first Monday of each month. The group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. at the YMCA Healthy Living Center, 12493 University Ave., Clive.

Cost: $30 per family for the first 12 weeks, which includes a family membership good at all YMCA of Greater Des Moines locations.

Call the YMCA Healthy Living Center at (515) 226-9622 to register.

Car Seat Fit Stations

In Iowa, 9 out of 10 child safety seas are installed incorrectly. Some of Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics staff members are certified child passenger safety technicians and volunteer at the Bob Brown Chevrolet Fit Station each month. It is requested that parents try to install their child's safety seat prior to arrival. Visit one of the upcoming Fit Station events to make sure your child's safety seat is installed correctly.

Bob Brown Chevrolet, 3600 111th St., Urbandale
5-7 p.m.

2014 Dates
October 2
November 6
December 4 

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