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Six Easy Ways to Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

This week we’re featuring Six Easy Ways to Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle, which was written with our partner in health, America’s Promise Alliance for their GradNation campaign.

Who hasn’t heard that as a nation we aren’t eating well or getting enough physical activity? That news is in spite of studies that show we can help prevent major health diseases like diabetes and heart disease or that kids who eat well learn better and have fewer school absences.

Problem eating habits range from too many sugary drinks to over-sized portions and snacking out of control to not enough fruits and vegetables. A closer look shows 9 in 10 kids are not eating enough vegetables. And it has been reported that more than 27 percent of their daily calories are coming from snacks, primarily desserts and sweetened beverages.

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America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. America's Promise is the leader in forging a strong and effective partnership alliance committed to seeing that children experience the fundamental resources they need to succeed — the Five Promises (Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others) — at home, in school and out in the community. Learn more about the Promise of a Healthy Start.