Monday, October 6, 2008

Child Health Day October 6, 2008

Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future
The U.S. Surgeon General’s Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention Initiative has three main goals that will be emphasized on October 6 for Child Health Day. Check out their website for additional information and resources.

Help kids stay active!
Encourage healthy eating habits!
Promote healthy choices!

Peaceful Playgrounds walking program called "We Count" provides a curriculum on physical activity and nutrition information including Parent Newsletters, Student Newsletters and teacher mini-lessons. Student and parent newsletters cover topics such as: Getting Started Moving; Activity Choices; Walking Tips; Benefits of Physical Activity; Calories: How Much is Enough?; Portion Sizes: Am I Eating too Much?; and When Bigger is Not Better: Portion Sizes.