NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH
One in five children is obese
Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight!
One in 5 children in the United States are 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.
In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Lighten Up Calloway encourages your family to make healthy changes together!
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.