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BE REALISTIC.  Make small changes over time in what you eat and the level of activity you do.  Small steps work better than giant leaps.
BE ADVENTUROUS.  Expand your tastes to enjoy a variety of foods.
BE FLEXIBLE.  Balance what you eat and the physical activity you do over several days.  No need to worry about just one meal or one day.
BE SENSIBLE.  Enjoy all foods, just don't overdo it.
BE ACTIVE.  Walk the dog, don't just watch the dog walk.
BE COMMITTED.  Ask God to give you the strength to WIN.

Fast food is convenient, kids like it and it’s…fast. You can make it a healthier experience by following these tips:

  • Just say no to super size. Keep in mind that a McDonald’s Happy Meal is actually the appropriate portion size for both kids and adults. It was the standard in the 1960s, before super-sizing, and is still sufficient.
  • Be open to new options. Fast food chains are beginning to look in new, healthier directions because of competition and a national trend toward healthier choices. Burger King has introduced a veggie burger, and more salads are available.
  • Watch the sides. Instead of fries, try a side salad. Or order a single burger or grilled chicken sandwich, cut the mayo, take it home and add some fruit and baked chips.
  • Ignore sodas. Water or low-fat milk are much healthier and have less sugar.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a child’s weight and height. BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most children and teens.  BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

Click here to calculate your BMI

What do you, the trees, and a hamster have in common? Give up? You all need water. All living things must have water to survive, whether they get it from a water fountain, a rain cloud, or a little bottle attached to the side of a hamster cage.

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