Are you First Choice Fit®?
Football star Marcus Lattimore has teamed up with First Choice to encourage kids to be First Choice Fit. Being First Choice Fit means eating right, being active, and seeing your doctor — even if you haven't been sick. Getting your well visit each year is an important part of being First Choice Fit.
Watch videos of Marcus Lattimore and Brooke Brittain, a registered dietitian with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s SNAP-Ed Program, cooking up some healthy recipes. Also, children can stay active by learning how to do perfect squats, shoulder taps, lunges, and more with exercise videos led by Marcus!*
First Choice Fit Marcus Lattimore football camps
We have regional football camps with Marcus Lattimore each year for boys and girls ages 5 – 12 at no cost to them. Check out our 2020 schedule (PDF)!
- Saturday, February 1 — Summerville (PDF)
John McKissick Field at Memorial Stadium, 815 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483
- Saturday, February 15 — Columbia (PDF)
Hand Middle School, 2600 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29205
- Saturday, March 7 — Florence (PDF)
Freedom Florence Recreation Complex, 1515 Freedom Blvd., Florence, SC 29505
- POSTPONED. Check back for updates. Saturday, March 21 — Piedmont
Wren High School, 905 Wren School Rd., Piedmont, SC 29673
Watch a video about First Choice Fit and our football camps below!
To register your child, call the First Choice Community Center at 1-888-676-9588 or visit www.marcuslattimore.com and select the camp to attend.
Facts about well visits
Well-child visits are an important part of staying First Choice Fit. Well visits are checkups that allow the primary care provider (PCP) to monitor your child's growth and catch any health problems early. The PCP may also give vision and hearing exams or any needed shots.
Learn more about well-child visits vs. sports physicals (PDF)!
Kids need well-visit checkups from infants to young adults, up to age 21. Make sure your child has well visits at these ages:
- From birth to age 2: 3 – 5 days, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 30 months.
- From age 3 through age 21: every year.
Well visits are available at no cost for children 18 and younger at their PCP. Learn more about well-child visits, or call your child's PCP office to make an appointment today.
*The videos are to help you learn information about different exercise techniques. Always consult with your health care provider before starting or changing an exercise program.