Reporter Sophia Miraglio tells us about the new program designed with kids in mind.
According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadruped in adolescents in the past 30 years. However just as easy as bad habits are formed, so could good ones. And Lewiston Parks and Rec is making it easy.
"We really want to get kids outside and active and in our parks having fun," said City of Lewiston Rec Coordinator Beeg Johnson. "And it's an opportunity for us to go to people rather then having them always come to us for programs."
The new program is designed to introduce the valleys youth to fun recreational activities.
"The games are endless, it could be tag game, it could be dodge ball, it could be basketball," said Johnson. "Anything my staff can imagine up we're going to play."
And regardless of the activity, kids are seeming to love every minute of it.
"Absolutely they love to run around and play and interact with other kids," said parent Dannette Frasier. "So I think it's a good opportunity for them to get out and get some exercise."
The bus will travel around town during summertime, keeping activities close to your home.
"We're gonna be out with this bus five days a week," said Johnson. "Tuesday through Saturday, two sites a day."
"I like that it's free, a free community event and I just thought it was a real good opportunity to bring the kids," said Frasier.
All the activities will be supervised by two Parks and Rec staff.
"I want kids to be excited about what we do here in the valley," said Beeg.