OHI Schedules Events to Recognize National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted on September 19, 2017 By

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives) a federally qualified health center, will be hosting events from Monday, September 25 to Wednesday, September 27 to recognize National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

OHI will be providing nutritional information, healthy eating tips, and information about how to prevent childhood obesity. Attendees will receive a healthy snack. Robert Hildebrandt, OHI’s registered dietician, will be present to answer questions.

Events will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25 at Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street; Tuesday, September 26 at Brick Health Center, 1608 Route 88, Suite 207; and Wednesday, September 27 at Little Egg Harbor, 798 Route 539. Building 3.

For more information contact Kyle Fannan, marketing development associate, at 732-719-1570 or visit www.ohinj.org.

About Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI): OHI, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC), has six health centers, a Mobile Medical Unit, and two school-based wellness programs in Ocean County. OHI health centers are at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; 333 Haywood Road, Manahawkin; Manchester, 686 Route 70 , Lakehurst; 798 Route 539. Building 3, Little Egg Harbor; and the Brick Health Center, 1608 Route 88, Suite 207, Brick Township. The school-based wellness programs in Lakewood are in the Clifton Avenue Elementary School, 625 Clifton Avenue; and Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue, Suite A. The Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor and Manchester health centers have pharmacies.

OHI provides comprehensive primary and preventative health and dental care to Ocean County’s uninsured, underinsured, and insured populations.  A sliding-fee scale is available, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. Services include family and internal medicine, dental, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health and social services, podiatry and pharmacy services.

OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call 732-363-6655. Visit www.ohinj.org for further information.