5210 Fitness Challenge

September Is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

fight childhood obesity_5210 Healthy NHOne in 3 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, Salmon Falls Family Healthcare 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.

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Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight. Learn more about the 5210 Healthy New Hampshire initiative at Salmon Falls Family Healthcare.

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