Families Finding the Balance

Families Finding the Balance

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This document was issued by We Can! (Ways to Enhance ChildrenAis Activity and Nutrition), a public outreach program designed to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight through improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and reducing computer screen time. The program is a collaboration of 4 Institutes of the Nat. Institutes of Health (NIH). Contents: Why Should We Care About Our Weight?; What Can My Family and I Do to Encourage a Healthy Weight?; Energy Balance: The Heart of the Matter; Energy IN: Focusing on Food Choices and Portion Size; Energy OUT: Physical Activity and Screen Time; and Resources. Illustrations.This chart shows how many calories you would burn in 30 minutes for these common activities: *For a healthy 150-pound ... Walking (Leisurely), 2 miles per hour 85 Walking (Brisk), 4 miles per hour 170 Gardening 135 Raking Leaves 145 anbsp;...

Title:Families Finding the Balance
Author:Barry Leonard
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-01


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