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Community Corner: Eat well and exercise


Marian Regional Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, both operating under the Dignity Health umbrella, recently announced that they’d received a $34,285 grant to put toward the Healthy for Life Wellness Program, which teaches families about the importance of healthy eating and exercise.

The money came from Kohl’s Cares, a program that, in this case, collected funds from the sales of books and plush toys at Santa Maria-area stores.

According to a press release, the Healthy for Life Wellness Program began in September as a way to “teach children and families how to make healthy lifestyle choices, how to make healthy food choices, and how to increase physical activity.” The year-round program is offered at community and after-school centers in Santa Maria and Guadalupe in Santa Barbara County and Oceano and Grover Beach in San Luis Obispo County.

To learn about upcoming classes and events, visit

Executive Editor Ryan Miller compiled this week’s Community Corner. Send items for consideration to the Sun via e-mail, mail, or fax.

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