Your choices matter

 

This powerful ad gives a glimpse into how unhealthy habits can impact your future. Children learn from their parents. Lifestyle habits begin in early childhood. It is so important that we teach our children the importance of a nutritious diet and exercise on our health. Many of the risk factors for diseases such as diabetes and heart disease are lifestyle related and can be prevented. Parents, be mindful of the example you are setting for your child and help them to develop healthy behaviors from the start. To learn more visit Strong4Life.

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Eating Smarter

 

We must not forget the importance of a healthy diet. Diet and activity habits develop in childhood. It is crucial that parents teach their children the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables beginning at a young age. A well balanced diet allows children to grow and develop healthy and strong bones, brains and immune systems. Combining a healthy diet along with adequate physical acitivty will help kids to maintain a healthy body weight. Make eating healthy fun by creating a colorful plate full of nutritious foods with your child!

A message from your kids

 

Today’s children now have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Why is this?¬†Only 10 percent of children engage in enough daily activity. Approximately 30% of children are overweight or obese and this number continues to climb. This problem can be prevented with your help! As parents you can help your kids become more active beginning in early childhood. Promote their involvement in school sports teams such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, or tennis. The future health of our children depends on us! Get up & get moving! Check out this site to learn how you can help.

60 minutes a day, keeps the doctor away!

 

 

It only takes 60 minutes a day to lead a healthier lifestyle. Research studies show that children who engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day have a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, and anxiety. Being physically active can also help increase your child’s overall mood. These 60 minutes can include playing outside in the neighborhood and at school on the playground. Encourage your child to get outside and play. Examples include, playing basketball, riding bikes, walking , and jogging!