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Image of several children running through grass with caption of Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthOne in three 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, CCS 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.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

For more information, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

 

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Published by Lisa Denton on September 18, 2019

        


Wellness Tip: Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing

Grilling is a fun and flavorful way to cook no matter the season. The best part is that grilling can be one of the healthiest ways to cook! Just follow the Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 


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Published by Barbara Ratledge on May 22, 2019

        


Wellness Tip: Make Every Move Count

Make Every Move Count

Basic movements we do every day can add up to physical activity. The American Heart Association recommends how to Make Every Move Count. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

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Published by Barbara Ratledge on April 16, 2019

        


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Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress is a normal part of life, however, too much stress can be harmful. The American Heart Association recommends how to Fight Stress with Healthy Habits. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Barbara Ratledge on January 29, 2019

        


Grey, pink and white sneakersAlthough the weather is not predictable, Spring still has sprung! Celebrate the warmer season by finding new and creative ways to get active outdoors when the weather permits. Be sure to engage in activities you enjoy so you will be more likely to incorporate it into your daily routine.
Try these 10 Tips: Physical Activity at Home, Work, and Play and/or Tips for increasing your physical activity.

For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Barbara Ratledge on April 23, 2018

        


Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Barbara Ratledge on January 30, 2018