Preschools fight childhood obesity in the classroom

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ABCs, 123s, and now veggies and greens.

Grand Junction's Rocky Mountain preschool incorporates nutrition guidelines and physical activity into their lesson plans to make sure students are active and healthy.

Students get an hour of physical activity a day between outdoor playing and in classroom movement activities on top of balanced meals.

"Meals are basically, it's a one percent milk, a protein, and a grain, and a fruit and vegetable at every meals," says nutrition coordinator, Marilyn Younie.

Because obesity in young children often leads to health risks later on in life, establishing healthy eating habits and encouraging regular physical activity could make a huge difference in a child's life.

Monitoring your child's BMI is also a good way to track a suitable height to weight ratio for your little one.


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