Nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese.
One way to solve this problem is to ensure kids have healthy and safe places for physical activity. The CDC recommends kids get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Reaching 60 minutes of physical activity can be hard with distractions from electronic gadgets and without access to safe walkable routes and parks. Read these 4 easy tips to help your community get kids moving:
Do you have other tips to share? Leave a comment below and tell us about them!
Want to know more?
Let’s Move: http://www.letsmove.gov/
Ways to Enhance Childhood Activity and Nutrition (We Can!): http://wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov
CDC Physical Activity Facts: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/physicalactivity/facts.htm