What you can do: Replace talk about weight loss and dieting with healthy food choices, opportunities for exercise, and plenty of emotional support.
What you can do: Choose organic milk and grains that are 100% whole wheat; give young kids healthy foods to establish lifelong eating habits.
What you can do: Buddy up with a master gardener and find parents willing to weed.
What you can do: Create an environment that encourages physical activity both in and out of school. And recruit your kid’s principal to help you.
What you can do: Have lunch with your kids at their school cafeteria to experience the nutrition—or lack thereof—being offered.
What you can do: Put on your creative cap and rename the veggies on your kid’s plate. Tomato Bursts, anyone?
What you can do: Don’t live near a park? Make an extra effort to get keep your kids active, and do what you can to make your community as walkable as possible.
What you can do: Give your child plenty of opportunities to hang with other kids—without activity-killers like the computer, TV, or video games.
What you can do: Let your child’s school know that you want physical education to be part of the curriculum. And make sure your children get an hour of activity a day.
What you can do: Certain chemicals from household products are showing up in the urine of obese children, so keep these products away from kids.