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Wellness at Home Tip Sheet

Encouraging healthy habits can’t stop when kids leave the classroom. Poor diets and a lack of exercise take a toll on a child’s health. Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.1 In Kansas, nearly one-third of kids between the ages of 10 and 17 are overweight or obese.2 Chronic conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol are affecting kids earlier in their lives.3

Continued wellness at home is crucial to reversing these dangerous health trends and making sure kids grow up healthy and strong. This tip sheet offers simple ideas for boosting nutritious eating and physical activity to help keep kids interested in leading healthy lifestyles.

Healthy Eating at Home

Fun Physical Exercise at Home

 

 

[1] Child Obesity Facts. Adolescent and School Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2014.

[2] Child Obesity. Kansas Action for Children; 2013.

[3] Child Obesity Facts. Adolescent and School Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2014.

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