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Eat Right, Get Active, Reduce Screen Time

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Dr. Krummick

on 6 October 2013

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Eat Right, Get Active, Reduce Screen Time

Jamie Oliver’s FOOD Revolution is a great reference to view on nutrition. Jamie Oliver is a famous chef that is trying to change how kids eat around the world. There a few steps to bring a healthier world: More cooking at home, having freshly cooked meals at school, and cooking in the community.

Healthychildren.org is a website run by the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics). The site has many areas of information. For example, some areas include ages & stages, healthy living, safety & prevention to name a few. Within this site there is a section of raising a healthy child; found under healthy living. This includes food & feeding, physical activity, and tips for parents. Each of these sections is broken down into subtopics which can be selected based on age of the child.
According to Let’s move, the initiative set forth by the first lady and Nemours are trying to get kids more active. This site states that children 0-2 years old should have no screen time. It goes on to state that children 2-5 years old that are in a child care setting should not get more than 30 minutes a WEEK total. While at home, screen time should be limited to 1-2 hours.
By Dr. Krummick

“We can! works with the First Lady’s initiative to reach faith-based and community leaders to enhance children’s activity and nutrition” (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2013, ¶ 1). Within this initiative, there are three parts: eat right, get active, and reduce screen time. There is support for all of these ideas from reputable sites that great for teachers, parents, and community to help our children grow up strong and healthy.
Eating Right
Eating right or nutritiously is all about the type of food that we are eating and giving to our children. Buying healthier foods is the first step to obtaining a healthier eating style. Not sure what to do with that healthy food?

No problem, this site also provides recipes and instructions on how to cook with those foods. Join the initiative in being nutritious and found out how you can help as well as see what great things Oliver is doing to make our world a healthier place. Check this out:

Get Active
According to this site, children 0-12months need to be active too! They can be put on the floor with some toys or on a play mat with toys suspended. These actives help to engage their mind as well as their muscles. Toddlers, ages 1-3 years old, need time to be active. This will help your toddler strengthen muscles and work on their coordination skills. Playing outside is a great way for toddlers to be active. They can run, jump, climb, bike, etc. Toddlers can stay active indoors too by jumping, dancing, or playing hide and seek. Preschool children, ages 3-5 years old, need to be active. Physical activity is important for their development according to the AAP but will also set their physical.
screen time

Nemours has some great tips on creating a healthy television habits. These include: limiting the number of hours of watching, try a weekday ban, preview programs, set a good example of television watching, watch television with your child, and set a schedule. There are positive reasons to watch shows such as learning and entertainment. Following the healthy habits to watching will help to increase the quality of the shows while limiting their screen time.
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