HAWAIIAN GARDENS (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County’s smallest city is fighting one of its biggest problems — childhood obesity.

Tri-City Regional Medical Center, ABC Unified and city officials Wednesday launched Activate Hawaiian Gardens, a program focused on reducing childhood obesity.

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The new program, implemented at four Hawaiian Gardens elementary schools, is geared towards providing students and parents tips on healthy eating, exercise and improved communication.

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Hour-long sessions will be held once a week at each elementary school throughout the school year to teach parents how to manage the behavioral issues related to diet and better nutrition.

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Wellness Coordinator for Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Alexander Khananashvili, created Activate Hawaiian Gardens in hopes of making a long-term change and reducing chronic illness and disease.