One-third of children are overweight or obese. If we don’t reverse this trend this will be the first generation to live sicker and die younger than their parents.
The best place to teach healthy habits is at home. Parents can set a great example for the whole family by stocking their pantries with healthy foods, creating healthy new family traditions and getting active alongside their student.
What You Can Do
- Parents for Healthy Kids: A website for parents by parents, that teaches families how to get involved in school health and wellness to create healthier school,no matter what your knowledge or experience is in school health.
- Together Counts (Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation): A nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living.