This is National Childhood Obesity Month
One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like sleep apnea, bone/joint problems, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the providers at Maple Street Clinic encourage your family to make healthy changes together.
Get active outside. Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball or soccer at the park.
Limit screen time. Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
Make healthy meals. Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods. Make sure drinking water is always available. Avoid sugary sodas and beverages.
Taking even small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight. We also want to remind you of the importance of an annual Well-Child Check. During this visit, we will help monitor BMI and will serve as a resource for healthy lifestyle options.
Maple Street Clinic P.C.
1825 Maple St.
Forest Grove, OR 97116