Speeding Up Progress In Fighting Obesity In Schools

April 25, 2010

Healthy Kids Challenge shares suggestions for increasing progress in the fight against obesity in schools…along with our simple, every day, evidence-based solutions. 


America’s obesity problems begin at an early age for kids. In Head Start, which provides early childhood education to nearly 1 million low-income children, about 1/3 of the children are overweight or obese. Experts and policy makers are looking at preschools and K-12 schools in an effort to reduce obesity.

Policy Recommendations:

From Health Affairs journal:

Policy makers should require Head Start to provide healthy meals and snacks for preschool children; increase training and technical assistance for staff; and develop staff wellness programs.


What other tools do early childhood education teachers need to promote wellness for their kids? Share your thoughts.


2 Responses to “Speeding Up Progress In Fighting Obesity In Schools”

  1. Jamal Williams Says:

    Did you know there is the first child fitness iPhone app? It’s called KIDFIT. and it offers more than 150 safe, fun fitness exercises to youth at all athletic levels. I think this is an innovative way to combat childhood obesity. Here’s a link you a review. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5adASvvvDpc Check it out!

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