Lets Move Initiative
It is a program to help our children be healthy and active. The site has activities, recipes including some by children, and suggestions for getting children active for an hour a day.
Lets Move! is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Lets Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping children become more physically active.
Back to School: Is your kid a flu fighter?
As kids go back to school this month, there is a higher risk of germs spreading among classmates and teachers.
In addition to these everyday tips, the best way to fight the flu is to get the flu vaccine when it is available in your area. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age or older.
These tips aren't just for kids. Every adult can do their part to help prevent the spread of germs and protect themselves from the flu.
With flu season coming up, we'll be sending out more e-mails like this to provide you with the information you need this flu season. Follow us on Twitter (@FluGov) for a different flu tip each Friday through #FluTips.
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
We can make changes to ensure our children live active, healthy lives.
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM), and you can PLEDGE to SPREAD the word:
Learn more about what CDC's state-based programs are doing to fight childhood obesity: