New Milford Hospital will on July 10 kick off an "Eat Smart, Play Hard, Have Fun" series designed to help families learn how to plan healthy meals, work toward a healthy weight and stay active as a family.

Classes will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 21 and take place at special indoor and outdoor locations throughout New Milford.

Each class is built around the core principles that good nutrition, regular exercise and behavior change drive healthy weight maintenance, not dieting.

The goal of the program is to help change behaviors so that the entire family adopts healthy dietary choices and engages in regular exercise.

The cost is $50 per family.

Advance registration is requested by calling toll-free, 800-350-1595, or visiting www.newmilfordhospital.org.