Welcome to Project Healthy Schools
Over the past three decades the proportion of students classified as overweight has almost tripled. Children spend an average of four hours per day in front of a TV, gaming screen or computer. Our children are receiving bigger portions "super size me phenomena", more convenience foods, and are eating more meals away from home. These trends have led to an increase in heart disease, hypertension and diabetes in adolescents. Changing this trend is the key to keeping our children healthy and happy!
For the health of our children, it's time to take a stand. That is where the Project Healthy Schools comes in. Designed to teach 6th grade students about heart-healthy lifestyles, with hopes of reducing their future risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the project is supported by a broad community partnership.
Our Goals are:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Make better beverage choices
- Include at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week
- Eat less fast and fatty foods
- Spend less time in front of the TV and computer