From time to time I receive e-mails from authors or websites looking to promote something on JerseySmarts.com. Last week, I received an e-mail from the folks at OnlineDegree.net which asked whether or not I would be interested in posting a link to a new article on their website regarding reducing obesity in schools. After reading a little bit of the article, I thought that you folks might really enjoy it. Below is a brief excerpt of the article for your review.
1. It Starts at Home : You are only in school about 30 hours a week and eat only five meals a week there. In reality, diet, activity, and lifestyle are all begun at home usually before a child even enters school. Also what is done for breakfast, dinner, weekends, and vacations are also taking place at home. In this article, two obese children discuss what the battle in daily life is like. If you are an obese or overweight child, discuss with your parents what can be done to address the issue at home before tackling the school.
2. Get Your Parents Involved : Because sometimes grown-ups don’t listen to kids, get your parents involved in the fight against obesity. One of the best ways to do this is to have them attend a PTA (Parent Teacher Association) meeting in your school. Have them visit this site of the national board to find your local one. There are also other resources for joining and running a PTA.
3. Let’s Move : The First Lady established this campaign to address the weight issues effecting today’s children. Visit the site to get tips for getting parents the support they need, providing healthier food in schools, getting kids active, and making healthy food affordable and available. Learn more about the benefits of joining by visiting the site.