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Monday, April 02, 2007

Healthy Kids for America’s Future!

Nationwide, 16 percent of children and teens are overweight and some studies suggest that in Alabama the rate of obesity is nearly 40 percent. The Talladega City School District and the Child Nutrition Program are doing something to help. All K-5th grade children will receive a DVD entitled, “KidFit, Healthy Kids for America’s Future!” The KidFit Program provides children and their parents an opportunity to learn about healthy choices and lifestyles and to discuss them as a family. The entertaining and instructional DVD focuses on eating right and exercising for better health.

Families watching the DVD will learn more about MyPyramid for kids, a visual tool explaining what their bodies need from each food group. The value of exercise is explained and tips on how to get started are included.


A brochure included in the DVD, supplies parents with additional websites to gain even more information. Here are just a few:
http://www.kidfitamerica.com/
http://www.mypyramid.gov/
www.kids.gov/k_health.htm

The Alabama KidFit program, produced through the Corporate Foundation for children, has government and corporate support, including the Alabama Department of Education, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, the Alabama Department of Public Health, and Alabama Power Company.

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