Keeping You and Your Family Well

Updated on Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:16am


Preparing for a New School Year - Advice for Parents

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

Did you know that one in 5 children in the United States are considered obese? Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

For more ideas, visit Healthfinder.gov.

More Resources for Parents and Care-Givers

Please note that the resources listed above are provided for information purposes. Adams 12 Five Star Schools does not bear any responsibility for the validity or reliability of the resources listed. Please contact the District Wellness Team if any of the resources are not appropriate or are out-of-date.