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Stop Being the Chauffeur!

Stop Being the Chauffeur!

According the USDA, children between the ages of 6 and 17 should engage in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, yet more and more kids are less and less active.

Stop being the family chauffeur and encourage your children to walk to and from school, if possible. If your child is too young to walk without an adult, get out there and walk together! Consider starting a "walkpool" instead of a carpool, where neighborhood parents switch off walking with the children to school. This creates an opportunity for kids to be outdoors, provides a guaranteed amount of physical activity every day, and is the perfect time to get to know friends and neighbors.

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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