Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Healthy children

Healthy Directions, an affiliate of Cornell, is leading the Healthy Children Healthy Futures campaign that came up with these "8 Habits of Healthy Kids." They are:

1. Spend at least 1 hour a day being physically active
2. Spend less than 2 hours a day watching TV and playing video and computer games
3. Eat at least a total of 5 fruits and vegetables a day
4. Snack on healthy foods and less junk food and sweets
5. Drink or eat at least 3 low-fat dairy foods a day
6. Drink at least 2 glasses or bottles of water a day instead of soda
7. Eat smaller amounts - bigger is not better
8. Eat less fast food (2 or less times per week) and make healthier fast food choices

In addition, here are some other interesting sites that I've come across:

"It's a Healthy Habit"
This is Public Health
Story of Stuff
Dr. Dolgoff's Weigh
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Bike paths in NYC and surrounding areas

Green Map

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