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Healthy Kids

Be Healthy! Be Active!  

According to the American Heart Association, about one out of three American kids and teens today are overweight or obese; nearly triple the rate in 1963. Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. There are also psychological effects. Obese children are more prone to low self-esteem, negative body image and depression.
However, there’s good news: Obesity can be stopped. And it doesn’t take high-tech treatments or cutting-edge medications. The solution begins and ends with the daily decisions we make.    Below are resources to help your family stay healthy!!

Resource Links 

My Plate
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Team Nutrition
www.fns.usda.gov/tn/
Check the “Resource Library” link on this page

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative
www.letsmove.gov

Nutrition & Physical Activity
Program that makes wellness part of the game plan
www.fueluptoplay60.com

Texas Department of Agriculture
www.squaremeals.org
Check the “Publications” link for downloadable TDA publications