During this incredibly challenging time, the EatMoveGrow (EMG) team stands by our local, state, and national public health partners as they work tirelessly and heroically to serve us all.
Even though school days and daily routines look and feel different right now, EMG is still committed to providing tools to support healthy lifestyle opportunities for children and their families in their new circumstances. Physical distancing and isolation will reduce the spread of the virus but have also created additional barriers for children to eat well and be physically active. In response, EMG has put together a dashboard of tools to assist tele-educators and parents providing education at home include components of healthy living in daily routines. EMG is here to serve as a resource for you. When you need support – reach out to us – and know that we are here for you.
Stay healthy and well,
The EatMoveGrow Team
60 minutes of physical activity is important to every child, every day!
Physical activity provides a multitude of important physical benefits, contributing to the development of bones and muscles, heart and lungs and the maintenance of healthy body weight. As important during the chaotic times created by Covid-19, physical activity offers important psychological benefits to children as well. Additionally, physical activity has been shown to support self-expression and build self-confidence and social interaction.
Activity can include lots of things – free play, games, sports, biking, chores, and planned physical activity.
Nutrition is important to Fuel Up to Play
It’s important for children to adopt a healthy lifestyle starting at a young age. This is an opportunity for you to play an essential role in helping shape your children’s eating habits. Try these simple tips to help your children eat well and learn to enjoy nutritious foods.