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8/29/09 2:00 P

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Packing a child's lunch can make all the difference, as even from state to state, school lunches are not what we'd like them to be. A family walk after dinner can also go a long way :)

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4/7/09 8:45 P

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Another cool idea is to encourage walking. At my sons'elementary school they started a walking club around this time of year (we're in WI) where any kids, teachers and available parents could walk together as a group a couple afternoons a week starting right after school for around 40 minutes or so. I thought that was a really nice idea. I don't know if it is still going on.

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4/6/09 9:50 P

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I love it when research turns up some simple, yet systemic changes such as making water more readily available in school settings. Having a brightly colored water cooler in the classroom has been implemented in some schools. The results have been impressive!

I hope there are lots of folks pursuing more stuff like this!

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4/6/09 9:46 P

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i guess it's called lead by example and hopefully more and more will be on the lifestyle changes bandwagon...........sooner rather than later...........

Edited by: L*I*T*A* at: 4/6/2009 (21:46)

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My daughter has just asked me to help her plan healthy meals for my grandson. He is by no means fat, in fact he is thin but sturdy, but she wants him to grow up healthy and strong. He is only four, but loves the fruit I always have in the house,and carrots, he would rather have a raw carrot than a candy, and I am so pleased with this. I also try to get my work colleages involved in healthy eating.

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4/6/09 5:52 P

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We've got a LOT of work cut out for us...this country has MUCH it needs to do if we, as a country, are going to improve our lives and the lives of our family, friends and community. Keep doing everything you can to SPREAD THE SPARK!

Sad news today: 20% of U.S. preschoolers are obese!

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We adults set the tone, the standard by which our children learn...!

Being the bright, creative Team members we are...let's see if we can post any / all ideas for spreading the SPARK and lead the way for others around us!

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