“Get home before the street light comes on!”
If you lived in a neighborhood where their were street lights as a child, you may remember this phrase. I could almost chuckle about it because when you hear that buzz from the light, you and your friends would make a made dash to your home hoping that your parents knew you really knew you’d get in trouble if you didn’t get home in time. Unfortunately, the light was in front of my townhouse at the time.
The laughter of children playing double dutch, stick ball, kick ball (hoping not to put any ball through your neighbors window) and relay is something that is almost from the past. Yes, life has changed to where children usually sit behind the television, Xbox or their cell phone to entertain themselves. This type of lifestyle has put an increase of childhood obesity as well as fast foods, junk food and lack of sitting at the dinner table too!
First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move (http://www.letsmove.gov) in 2010 to help start the movement to get children active. The initiative is to help parents, schools and kids to be active participants with their actions (movement). This website has a large amount of statistics, toolkits and resources that can benefit everyone. She also focuses on eating healthy as well. This is something that even schools in conjunction with (USDA) are working on to insure that students understand their food groups and portions.
To learn more about this cause, take the time to view the video about the initiative. You can help as well to spread the word about Let’s Move.
© 2013 Jewel Williams
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- Childhood Obesity (cbecker2010.wordpress.com)
- What Is Causing Childhood Obesity? (epicahealth.com)
- Combating Childhood Obesity (circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov)