Healthy eating and physical activity solutions for kids

WOWS E-Newsletter 02-10-2010

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February 10, 2010

Let's Move...Helping America's Kids Get Healthy

HEAR  Help people hear the healthy message

First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed a national campaign to get kids
healthy and keep them healthy called, Let's Move. Healthy Kids Challenge
commends the First Lady for her attention to kids' health.

Let's Move will engage people across the business, school, community,
healthcare and family sectors. The extensive plan will generate actions to
provide schools, families and communities simple tools to help kids be more
active, eat better, and get healthy.

Let's Move is a four prong approach -

  • Helping parents make healthy family choices
  • Healthier foods in schools
  • Access to healthier, affordable foods
  • Increasing physical activity

SEE  Show people HOW to make healthy changes

Let's Move - A snapshot of the campaign and what's to come. Sign up for updates, read fact sheets, get involved today for kids health!


DO  Help people practice and make healthy changes

What can YOU do to help?

  1. Review the content on the new Let's Move Web site and CHALLENGE yourself to MOVE and do something. Whether it be a personal healthy change within your family, volunteering time with youth programs, or supporting systems change in your community, take that first step!
  2. Share your ideas, tips, and success stories with us, and with
    others because we're all in this together! Support systems are critical to sustainable healthy change!

  3. Blog with HKC! We would love for the HKC blog to serve as an opportunity to build a healthy community of followers interested personally and professionally in kids' health. Your challenges, best practices, frustrations, and vision for kids' health are important for us to move to the next level of helping combat childhood obesity in a real world, financially feasible, time sensitive way.
  4. As a leader for kids' health, if you are seeking resources to help you with your change process, consider HKC simple solutions. If you need training, teaching tools, or distance assistance Healthy Kids Challenge is positioned to help guide leaders looking for simple solutions to eat, move and enjoy a healthy balance.

Don't Miss Out! The Recipe Contest Deadline is Approaching!

See the "Stirring Up Health™” Web pages for information and details. View classroom ideas and the entry form which can be submitted online or mailed. Enter now!

HEAR - SEE - DO Tips for Newsletters

Cut and paste a HEAR-SEE-DO tip each week into your own parent newsletters!

Small Steps for Healthy Change
Use snacks as healthy additions to your day!
 The following snack provides foods from the Dairy and Fruit groups:

Smooth Bananas 
Top 1/2 cup low fat pudding with several banana slices and 1 vanilla wafer. Yummy!

Thought for the Day
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." - President Franklin Roosevelt 

(Quoted by First Lady Michelle Obama in her address February 9, 2010
unveiling the Let's Move campaign)

For questions about Healthy Kids Challenge, please contact:
Vickie L. James, RD, LD, Director

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