Big Kids: 10 Things Parents Can Do to Fight Childhood Obesity


Community Involvement

Some of what we can do to fight childhood obesity is within our own immediate reach, such as moderating the foods we eat and how active we are. But raising a healthier generation of kids will also mean that we become aware of and involved in what's going on in our community at large. Parents and non-parents alike can (and should) support initiatives that establish healthier lifestyles, including farm-to-school programs, local farmer's markets and community gardens to help kids make the connection between what they eat and where food comes from, and programs that would create more sidewalks and bike lanes to help kids -- and everyone in the neighborhood -- get outside and get active.