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Wellness Tip: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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 Betty Houghtaling on September 25, 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 Betty Houghtaling on May 17, 2019

        


Wellness Tip: Make Every Move Count

Make Every Move Count

Basic movements we do everyday 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 Betty Houghtaling on April 15, 2019

        


Breathe neon signage

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 Betty Houghtaling on January 25, 2019

        


Fruit-infused-watersWhat you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and often little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. Jazz up your water by adding slices of fruit or fresh mint, rosemary, or basil. Try these Tips for Making Better Beverage Choices. For more helpful healthy tips visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Betty Houghtaling on March 1, 2018

        


Decoding the Code

Orwell’s classic, one word, one day at a time. Menu at Farm, Brighton (id’d by @hondanhon)

When eating out, it can be easy to make poor choices due to convenience. Take time while at restaurants to decode the menu. Look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. Take advantage of the 10 Tips: Eating Foods Away from Home or ideas from MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make Your Takeout Healthier. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

 

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Published by Betty Houghtaling on February 15, 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 Betty Houghtaling on January 30, 2018

        


Salt and Salt ShakerMost of us get more sodium than we need. Even if you go easy on the salt shaker, your sodium intake may still be high. Packaged and prepared foods such as ready-to-eat products or restaurants meals are common sources of sodium. Learn about common sources of sodium. Begin the new year by making small changes that lead to big wins. For more healthy tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.
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Published by Betty Houghtaling on January 2, 2018