Current Local Food Resources and National Nutrition Month

Good nutrition is critically important So much of what’s going on in the world right now is beyond our control, but keeping ourselves and our families healthy is of utmost importance. While we are practicing social distancing this month as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus and keep ourselves, our friends, and family healthy,…

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What Role Do Child Care Providers Play in Obesity Prevention?

Early childhood efforts reach children at critical ages Young children are not exempt from the nationwide childhood obesity epidemic. The prevalence of obesity among U.S. preschoolers has doubled in recent decades. It may be tempting to dismiss the numbers and assume that very young children will outgrow their weight challenges, but research suggests otherwise. Preschoolers…

Young children visit a greenhouse

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Move more! Physical activity tips for work and home

The causes of the obesity epidemic are numerous and complex, but no doubt our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is a key contributor. Experts recommend a minimum of one hour of physical activity per day—for children and adults alike—but it doesn’t have to happen all at once. In fact, peppering the day with short bursts of low- and high-intensity…

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