A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul
Triple Play is a dynamic wellness program currently offered in Boys & Girls Clubs that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle. The goal of the Triple Play program is to improve Club members’ knowledge of healthy habits; increase the number of hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in positive relationships.
Triple Play Parents Game Plan
We all have a role in making sure our young people adopt lifelong, healthy lifestyles that include vigorous physical activity and a balanced diet. Because parents play such a critical role in the development of a child’s physical and social well-being, Boys & Girls Clubs of Marion County wanted to give them a tool that could be used at home – where healthy habits start, are modeled and reinforced. Download the Game Plan now.
The Triple Play Parents Game Plan offers a holistic approach with three key areas of focus:
MIND: Develops a knowledge base for young people to acquire healthy habits, such as making smart food choices, understanding appropriate portion sizes and creating fun and balanced meals. This approach incorporates healthy living and active learning in every part of the Boys & Girls Club experience, from the gym to the learning center to the arts and crafts room. The central themes of good nutrition, regular health care and improving overall well-being are emphasized. A curriculum called “Healthy Habits” guides this portion of Triple Play and was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
BODY: Promotes young people becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness, including activities to get kids active and moving. This component boosts Club members’ physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth – boys and girls, those athletically gifted and those talented in other areas. Daily fitness challenges, also developed in collaboration with Health & Human Services, give youth at every age the chance to play longer and harder at a variety games.
SOUL: Strengthens interpersonal skills, positive behavior and good character through social recreation programs and activities. By participating in this comprehensive social recreation program, Club youth will be able to develop and sustain positive relationships with others, acquire a healthy self-concept and a strong belief in their own self-worth and cope well with positive and adverse situations.