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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Nearly one in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. When children are overweight or obese, the risk of them experiencing serious health problems increases as well. Health problems can include Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, and sleep apnea. The good news is that childhood obesity is preventable. By developing and practicing healthy eating habits, engaging in physical activity, and avoiding too much time sitting, you can help your child, your family and yourself stay at a healthy weight.

Here are some tips to help you and your family stay healthy: 

  • Limit sugar-sweetened beverages.  
  • Limit the amount of sugar and saturated fat.  
  • Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits daily.  
  • Drink lots of water.  
  • Engage daily in fun physical activities such as playing tag, bicycling, swimming, or dancing. 

Contact or visit the Family Learning Center closest to you for more ideas on eating healthy and staying active. Sign-up for our nutrition classes, Family Zumba Fitness®, or Family Yoga. We look forward to serving your and your families’ needs. 

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