The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their latest report: F as in Fat 2011 "The country’s obesity epidemic continues to worsen, as detailed in F as in Fat 2010: How the Obesity Crisis Threatens America’s Future. Adult obesity rates climbed in 28 states during the past year and now exceed 25 percent in more than two-thirds of the states, with rates higher among Blacks and Latinos."
We are committed to helping reduce the Childhood Obesity rates with free bilingual nutrition education tools and games. I recently attended the Biannual Child Obesity Conference in San Diego and was further energized and inspired by meeting so many people who are working to help reduce childhood obesity and assure all children get off to a healthy start. We are also a member of PreventObesity.net learn more and find out how to join the movement!
I came across this YouTube video 'Bite Size The Movie' and thought that our readers would enjoy hearing about this project. I appreciate how they include kids in the movie and involve them by listening to them.
About: "Bite Size is an empowering feature film that will take audiences on an adventure across America to discover why we are one of the unhealthiest nations in the world and what we can do about it. The film will examine these issues through the eyes and hearts of the kids most at risk and show audiences the individual power that they have to change themselves, their communities, and their world.
Together with expert commentary and animation, the children featured in the film will provide an example of sustainable change that can be repeated by anyone, anywhere. We hope you will join us on this adventure and help make America the healthiest nation in the world!"
They are looking for support to spread the word and donations so please visit them and try to be a part of this interesting movie.
I think we need to raise awareness and movies are a great medium to impact a large audience.
We can all do our part, at home, in our local communities or beyond by getting involved in ways that are most comfortable and accessible to each of us. We need to work together to develop strategies to out smart the junk food marketers and to engage kids in a variety of ways to reach and connect with them and supporting parents.
That's why we develop healthy games and fun printables to teach kids to be informed and know nutrition facts with matching information and tools for parents. We are happy to announce our new article for parents who may be concerned about their child's weight and health to help parents learn about preventing childhood obesity and how to reach out for support and direction from Pediatricians and Registered Dietitians.
In addition, we are pleased to let you to know that we will be releasing exciting new games, printables and teaching tools soon, including new teaching materials for the new MyPlate.