Today more kids are overweight than ever before. This is America's 'biggest' generation of kids with a life expectancy that could be shorter than their parents.
Schools must play a role in working to decrease childhood obesity. A nutritional planner, exercise at school, bringing back Physical Education, and promoting healthy eating are four tips that schools can use to fight childhood obesity.
Teaching kids to love exercise, modeling the importance of exercise, and incorporating healthy foods into your child's diet are ways for parents to help stop childhood obesity.
Kids can enforce positive peer pressure on their friends to be healthy and can fight to change what food is offered in their schools.
Kids have to be taught that all the little choices count. A smaller serving size can make all the difference.
The Biggest Generation
Grade Level: Elementary, Middle & High School
About the Program
Scientists and physicians are calling obesity among America’s youth an epidemic. In fact, some medical practitioners are predicting for the first time in American history that this generation of young people will have a shorter lifespan than their parents, all because of expected health problems later in life related to weight. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attacks, strokes, cancer – what can we do?