Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Healthy Weight Resources for Children

"Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition" (We Can!) is a national program designed for families and communities to help children achieve a healthy weight. We Can! provides families and communities with a variety of resources and materials focused on three behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity, and reduced screen time. Patient materials include a tipsheet for parents, a parent handbook, tools for calculating Body Mass Index, worksheets for logging "screen time" and blue "We Can!" wristbands. Some of the materials are available in Spanish. This program was developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Cancer Institute.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The U.K new Government Accountability Office (GAO) literature review of 53 articles on childhood obesity and factors affecting levels of physical activity reinforces the need for schools to have Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHP) to help decrease obesity among children and youth.