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- Over 4,000 schools have met First Lady Michelle Obama's challenge to create a healthier school environment through USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge. As kids head back to the classroom and cafeteria, it's a perfect time to get your school involved in the Challenge. Talk to your principal, cafeteria manager, teachers, coaches, and kids and apply this year.
- Playing outdoors is great for kids’ motor development, vision, vitamin D level and mental health. Plus, it’s fun!
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends at least 60 minutes of daily exercise. Get outside with your kid at least once ...a day -- even if it’s not for a full hour, some activity is better than none. Go on a bike ride, take a walk as a family after dinner, shoot some hoops, play Frisbee or a game of tag. You can even wash the car or walk the dog together for exercise. “The goal is to make activity a part of your lifestyle,” says King.
What are your tips to get kids active? Share your ideas here and see more health habits with fixes: http://1.usa.gov/Oddss9
- Try this winning Kids' State Dinner recipe! 11 year-old Haile Thomas from Arizona created “Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Salad.” Haile's mom, Charmaine, reports the secret to its success is that "all the kids love it, the ingredients are affordable, it's easy to make, and it's just plain good."
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