One in five children and adolescents in the United States are affected by childhood obesity. If not careful, all children are at risk of gaining weight beyond what is considered healthy. There are many contributing factors to excess weight gain including eating patterns, physical activity levels, and sleep routines – many of which change for our children during the summer months.
In addition to HealthierCBP resources and services offered through the CBP Employee Assistance Program, visit any of the websites below for information and strategies to get your kids on the pathway to a healthier lifestyle.
- Healthy Eating for Kids guide from USDA's MyPlate
- Nutrition articles and recipes from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Nutrition Tools and Resources from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Physical Activity Levels
- Easy Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Get Active from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Fitness activities and exercises from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Move Your Way from Health.gov
- Physical Activity Tools and Resources from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute