Content tagged with: childhood obesity

Portion Control: Eating Healthy Means Eating the Right Amount

At the core of protecting kids from childhood obesity is teaching them to consume healthy foods and beverages. But another layer to the battle of what to eat is teaching them about healthy amounts of food. In other words – portion control. And it’s not just to prevent childhood obesity – these lessons are applicable to everyone.

Community Eligibility: A Win for Everyone!

Hunger is a particular menace to students living in high-poverty neighborhoods – it places those students at an academic disadvantage. That’s because students experiencing hunger have lower math scores and are more likely to repeat a grade.

Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide

Make Health a Family Affair! Now you can engage your students’ families in fun, hands-on learning with the Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guides! Available in English and Spanish, these colorful user-friendly guides will reinforce classroom lessons and make getting healthy a fun family affair. The new Take Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Together… Read more »

Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide – Spanish

The Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide was created for families with children in grades K-6 as a 10-part guide to share valuable information customized to the ages of your children and their health needs. It is based on 10 healthy steps that can lead you and your family to a healthier lifestyle by focusing on eating healthy and being more active—together…. Read more »

Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide – English

The Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide was created for families with children in grades K-6 as a 10-part guide to share valuable information customized to the ages of your children and their health needs. It is based on 10 healthy steps that can lead you and your family to a healthier lifestyle by focusing on eating healthy and being more active—together…. Read more »

Another Reason to Turn Off Kids’ TV

Marketing of unhealthy foods to kids

You already know that you should be limiting screen time for children and youth. Studies have shown that excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, and obesity, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. And, there is yet another reason to limit that screen time – the marketing… Read more »

Childhood Obesity

Did you know that more than 23 million children and adolescents in the United States—nearly one in three young people—are either obese or overweight? Over the past thirty years, the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. If this trend continues, the current generation of young people could… Read more »

Student Physical Health

Ask anyone who works in education if healthy children learn better and the answer will be a resounding, “YES, of course!” There are numerous studies that support this simple answer, as well as a comprehensive report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will serve as a great reference for reports, grant… Read more »