Did you know that one in three children in the U.S. are overweight or obese? Every Kid Healthy Week celebrates schools’ efforts to promote health and wellness. This year, Every Kid Healthy Week is April 23-27. This is a great opportunity for you to encourage your children to Move More! Here are some ways you can get involved with Every Kid Healthy Week:
- Host a family fitness night–talk to your child’s school about providing the space. Try activities like obstacle courses, target throws, tug-of-war, jump rope, a water balloon toss, dancing, and relay races. You may even ask a fitness instructor to lead a fitness class!
- Gather your friends and neighbors for a Family Fun Run. Remind participants that it’s about fun and fitness–not a competition!
- Involve your community in a playground or park clean-up. This may be at a community park or playground space at your child’s school. Divide up tasks like yard work and picking up trash. Ask your child’s school about resources to provide additional activities or games at the park/playground, such as a soccer goal or basketball hoop.
Remember to involve your children in Every Kid Healthy Week–this is a great chance to spend time with your family while being active together and positively impacting the health of your community! For more information, visit http://everykidhealthyweek.org/.
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