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Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ Fitwize 4 Kids is Your Partner in helping children live healthier lives Empowering Children and Their Families to Live Healthier Lifestyles
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ Obesity on The Rise According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of overweight among children aged 6 to 11 more than doubled in the past 20 years, going from 7% in 1980 to 18.8% in 2004.
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ Healthy Habits Healthy lifestyle habits, like proper nutrition and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming overweight and developing related diseases such as heart disease and hypertension.
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ Obesity Begins at Home Children are more likely to adopt healthy eating habits while being more active if they see family members doing these things first.
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ KEY CAUSES OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY Over-consumption of foods high in saturated/trans fats and sugars Reduced physical activity Increased Screen Time Decreased intake of whole Foods: fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ Prevention Change is more difficult with age Physical activity and healthy eating are the cornerstone to preventing obesity Families and schools are the two most critical links in providing the foundation for those behaviors
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ Teachers Play an Important Role Participating on a school health council at the district level or school health team at the school level. Establishing a healthy eating policy for classroom and school activities. Providing opportunities for students to eat healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. Incorporating physical activity into the classroom routine through regular physical activity breaks. Using physical activity instead of food as a reward. Role model healthy habits yourself!
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ Get EveryBODY Moving! Encourage Students To: –Choose enjoyable activities –Walk/bike to school, friend’s house, the mall –Take stairs instead of elevator –Rollerblade –Skateboard –Walk the dog –Join a school athletic team/club
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ Whole Family Approach Eating healthier foods and getting more exercise is good for everybody. Children tend to mimic their parents, so it pays to be a good role model.
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ The Fitwize Formula For A Healthy Family Be A Role MODEL Focus on Healthy Eating at HOME Make Eating TOGETHER a Priority Limit SCREEN Time Give your Child the Power of CHOICE Ready, Set…GOAL REWARD yourselves
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ The Fitwize 5 1.Eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains every day 2.Always eat breakfast 3.Watch out for WHOA foods! 4.Limit non-homework screen time to 2 hours per day 5.Be ACTIVE most days of the week.
Copyright © 2007, Fitwize 4 Kids, Inc.™ Fitwize 4 Kids Combine resistance circuit training with a world-class nutrition curriculum specifically designed for kids between the ages of 6 1/2 to 15 yrs. Energetic Fitwize 4 Kids™ coaches train, motivate and assist kids throughout a 45-minutes, low intensity resistance and cardiovascular training program on equipment made just for kids.
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