Starting in 2005, within five years a Nebraska school chopped the obesity rate of its grade school students by a stunning 13 percent. How did they do it?
Everette Ray Roberts of Mingo County is one of an estimated 69,000 West Virginians who have diabetes, but don’t know it. He was lucky he was diagnosed in time and luckier to have found a counselor who could help him bring it under control.
Here are some resources and links that can help parents who want to take charge of encouraging healthier lifestyles in their families.
10 tips to start you and your family on the way to a healthier lifestyle, taking charge of what you eat and drink and do. (Hint: Take the stairs.)
Think about it: Just 500 extra calories every day, for seven days, equals one pound weight gain. That’s a pound a week from two soda pops a day.
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