National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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Physical Activity
Physical Activity Basics Needs and benefits, examples, and videos. This may commonly occur in children. Ask if there are other forms of the same medicine or other medicines that can treat your medical condition, but have less of an effect on your weight. If you have been diagnosed with overweight and obesity, it is important that you continue your treatment. Doctors measure body mass index BMI and waist circumference to screen and diagnose overweight and obesity.

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Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Here are just a few ideas: Encourage families to make small changes, like keeping fresh fruit within reach or going on a family walk after dinner. Motivate teachers and administrators to make schools healthier. Help them provide healthy food options and daily physical activities for students. Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by supporting programs to prevent childhood obesity.

How can I help spread the word? Add information about obesity prevention to your newsletter. Plan an event or take another action in your community to increase awareness about childhood obesity. Sample Tweets Tip for parents: Get Involved Take action to increase awareness about childhood obesity. Host a community event in a local park to get neighborhood kids playing outside. Promote farm-to-school programs and school gardens. Host a community event where families can get active while learning about local health and fitness resources.

Set an example by talking with family members and friends about eating healthy, getting enough physical activity, and limiting screen time. A Federal Government website managed by the U. Department of Health and Human Services healthfinder.

Sunday, September 16, JavaScript is disabled or is not supported by your browser. You must enable JavaScript to use this site. Physical activity is key to improving the health of the Nation. Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is an essential resource for health professionals and policymakers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. Learn ways to help people understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.

Posted on Sep 12, The PARG is intended to aid and support County Health Offices, local community organizations, schools and others in physical activity programming. The guide leads the reader through the complete process of health programming, Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation.

Follow the Be Active Your Way blog to learn what organizations across the nation are doing to help Americans be more physically active. The PAG provide science-based guidance to professionals about the amount and types of physical activity Americans need to be healthy.