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Trim Kids and PE for Homeschoolers 

  The next Trim Kids program at the West St. Tammany YMCA starts Jan. 12, and lasts for 12 weeks. The pediatrics weight management program is designed for children 6 to 18 years old and addresses nutrition, behavior modification and physical activity to help kids reach and maintain a healthy weight.

  Weekly meetings are held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the YMCA (71256 Francis Road, Covington). Parents may pick up registration packets at the YMCA or call Denise Thornton at (985) 893-9622. The Trim Kids program was developed in the 1980s by Dr. Melinda Sothern at the LSU Health Sciences Center.

  The YMCA in Covington also offers a physical education program for homeschooled children from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Activities include kickboxing, boot camp, Pilates, flag football and rock-wall climbing. For more information, call Denise Thornton at (985) 893-9622. — Kandace Power Graves

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