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Wellness Tip: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Image of several children running through grass with caption of Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthOne in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, CCS encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

For more information, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on September 17, 2019

        


Wellness Tip: Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing

Grilling is a fun and flavorful way to cook no matter the season. The best part is that grilling can be one of the healthiest ways to cook! Just follow the Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 


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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on July 1, 2019

        


When eating out, it can be easy to make poor choices due to convenience. Take time while at restaurants to decode the menu. Look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Take advantage of the 10 Tips: Eating Foods Away from Home or ideas from MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout Healthier. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Decoding the Menu

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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on May 15, 2019

        


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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on May 15, 2019

        


Now that summertime is over, lets warm up as temperatures cool down by staying active. Remember during the fall season, raking the leaves counts! Learn more Tips for an Active Lifestyle and how to Be an Active Family. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on May 15, 2019

        


Spring has Sprung

Although the weather is not predictable, Spring still has sprung! Celebrate the warmer season by finding new and creative ways to get active outdoors when the weather permits. Be sure to engage in activities you enjoy so you will be more likely to incorporate it into your daily routine. Try these 10 Tips: Physical Activity at Home, Work, and Play and/or Tips for increasing your physical activity. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on May 15, 2019

        


Man and woman tying their tennis shoesSometimes activities with friends or family are more enjoyable than doing them alone. Join a walking club or attend group fitness classes. By building a support network you can encourage each other to be active. Check out the 10 Tips: Be Active Adults before getting moving. Join or Start a SuperTracker Group to achieve your goals as a team. For more, healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on May 15, 2019

        


Lately, it can be difficult for all of us to pull away from the TV and cell phones. During National Childhood Obesity Month, let’s serve as role models by trying these tips for Reducing Screen Time and help your kids get active! Print out the Family’s Healthy Adventure and enjoy the many ways you and your family can get healthy together! For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on May 15, 2019

        


Wellness Tip: Give Your Water Some Personality

What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and often little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. Jazz up your water by adding slices of fruit or fresh mint, rosemary, or basil. Try these Tips for Making Better Beverage Choices. For more helpful healthy tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on May 15, 2019

        


Man cutting grass with a push mower.You don’t always have to visit a gym to get a good workout. Take advantage of the warmer weather by doing chores outside! Wash your car, mow the lawn, or garden for increased physical activity. Check out these Tips for increasing physical activity and how much activity? For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Anyonga Blackwell on May 15, 2019