Did you know that nearly 1 in every 5 school-aged children in the United States has obesity? Children with obesity are at risk of having chronic health issues such as asthma, type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea, and heart disease among several others.
Parents can be a powerful force for change in schools, especially when it comes to starting health and wellness programs. Ensuring that our kids are eating healthier foods, learning about nutrition, and being more physically active in school not only sets them up to learn lifelong healthy habits but, according to a growing body of research, it helps them be better prepared to focus and learn in class. Studies also show when parents are involved in a child’s education, their children demonstrate higher academic achievement, better attendance, better social skills, better-eating habits, increased physical activity and less emotional distress.
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