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Focus on Staying Active & Healthy During the Pandemic
January 2021 | Issue No. 205
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COVID-19 has cut kids off from friends, nutritious school meals, sports and routines. With virtual learning and fewer activities outside the home, it's no surprise they are moving less and snacking more--raising the risk for obesity and other health problems. If your family has been eating more processed, high-calorie food and spends a lot of time on screens, you are not alone. Use these tips to help your kids get the exercise and nutrition they need to stay healthy. Go.

Physical activity helps kids build healthy bodies, and can even boost mental and behavioral health. Here are some great ways to help kids get moving. Read more.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids 6 years and older get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days of the week. Even with children stuck at home more during the pandemic, active play such as hopscotch, jumping rope or a game of tag can help keep them healthy and fit. Use our Physical Activity Tracker (find it here) to check if your kids are getting enough exercise.
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