Friday, September 11, 2015 with Moms Made Food

Childhood obesity affects one in every three child in the United States (CDC, 2012). This is an epidemic that is negatively affecting so many children, and we need to take action.
That is why September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Here are three things you can do with your children right now to educate them about obesity and a healthy lifestyle:
Play! - is a great resource to know how much physical activity your child should do per day. Playing actively with your child is also a great bonding opportunity you will remember for life!
Teach Nutrition – has great resources for teaching your children about nutrition. Eat Healthy – After you learn about nutrition, follow through! Mom Made Foods is a great resource of quick, healthy frozen foods for your children. You can also have a salad-making night where the family puts their favorite ingredients together! The options are endless.

Find Mom Made Foods at a Kroger near you! For kids and teens (that’s anyone between 6 and 17 years), your goals are:
  • Physical activity: You need to be active 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using a pedometer (girls’ goal: 11,000; boys’ goal: 13,000).

  • Healthy eating: Each week, you’ll also focus on a healthy eating goal. There are eight to choose from, and each week you will add a new goal while continuing with your previous goals. By the end of the six weeks, you’ll be giving your body more of the good stuff it needs.

  • Learn more about the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award
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    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden did not personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.