Facts First!


Childhood obesity rates continue to climb in the United States. Physical activity programs are being cut from our schools. 74% of children ages 2-10 do not get enough daily exercise. However, there are many alternative ways that parents and teachers can engage kids in physical fitness. Taking a family walk after dinner is a simple and easy way to get the entire family up and moving. Outdoor games such as tag and kickball are great ways for kids to exercise. Children need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day to maintain a healthy body weight. Now that we know the facts, it is time to get our youth moving toward a more healthy lifestyle!


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