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

Team Nutrition
Check the “Resource Library” link on this page

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative

Nutrition & Physical Activity
Program that makes wellness part of the game plan

Texas Department of Agriculture
Check the “Publications” link for downloadable TDA publications