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September 22, 2010
The increase in childhood obesity rates and the effect on overall health is drawing national attention. Consider the following:
First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing attention to the issue of childhood obesity and is the leading voice of the Let’s Move! initiative. This health-focused program is designed to help families, schools and communities use simple tools to assist children in becoming healthier by being more active and developing healthy eating habits.
Learn more about the Let’s Move! campaign at www.letsmove.gov. This website offers general information and facts about obesity and obesity prevention. You will find a Learn the Facts, Eat Healthy, Get Active, Take Action, and a Join Us section. Also on the site are tips for:
The Take Action section offers all target participants five steps for success in the Let’s Move program! Below you will find what you can do as a parent or child care provider and what your child can do to be successful at eating and living healthy.
Your child’s health is important. Take time to be healthy together!
Information adapted from www.letsmove.gov.