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Wellness Tip: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Image of several children running through grass with caption of Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthOne in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, CCS encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

For more information, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Flora McLain on September 18, 2019

        


Photo of Community leaders, Westarea administration, Westarea staffThis year a group of elected community leaders and partners came out to kick off the 2019-2020 school year with the administration (Dr. Zakiyyah Backman & Arvita Callejas) and staff of Westarea Elementary as they welcomed back the students and parents with “Hi Fives”! These elected officials included Senator Kirk deViere, Fayetteville City Council Member Tisha S. Waddell, Fayetteville Police Officer Mosely, Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office Lt. Paul Spiegler, District Court Judge Caitlin Evans, District Court Judge Tiffany Whitfield, Miss Fayetteville State University Asia C. McNeill. and Mr. Fayetteville State University William D. Cumbo. Welcome Back Mustangs!
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Published by Flora McLain on August 26, 2019

        


Wellness Tip: Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing

Grilling is a fun and flavorful way to cook no matter the season. The best part is that grilling can be one of the healthiest ways to cook! Just follow the Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 


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Published by Flora McLain on May 17, 2019

        


Wellness Tip: Make Every Move Count

Make Every Move Count

Basic movements we do everyday can add up to physical activity. The American Heart Association recommends how to Make Every Move Count. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

 

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Published by Flora McLain on April 16, 2019

        


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Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress is a normal part of life, however, too much stress can be harmful. The American Heart Association recommends how to Fight Stress with Healthy Habits. For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Flora McLain on January 28, 2019