Your body needs nutritious foods to grow and stay healthy, so make sure you take care of your body by eating the right food and getting plenty of exercise. Whether you are grabbing breakfast before school or choosing a snack after sports practice, now is time to start learning to make healthy choices. Your body and brain need healthy fuel to perform, to learn, to grow, and to ward off illness and disease. You will look better, feel better and do better in school and at play.
Develop the healthy eating habits today that will last a lifetime. Eat a balanced diet from each of the 5 food groups everyday... Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Milk and Meat & Beans... and go light on the junk!
The US Surgeon General says that fifteen percent of children between the ages of six and 19 are overweight. This means that 15% of teens are at a risk of arthritis, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, stroke, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes. And, another 15 percent are considered at risk of becoming overweight. Additionally, obese teens have a very high probability of becoming obese adults.