Prepare Healthy Snacks!

To listen to registered dietitians Amy Jamieson-Petonic, Melissa Dobbins, Toby Smithson, and Kristi King give their advice on giving children healthy snacks, click on their names to hear what they have to say! To visit all of the PSAs on one page, click HERE.

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I find these PSAs directed at eating right for young people to be very effective. There are many different categories, but the ones for kids are the ones that I selected to listen to, since my target group is kids. More specifically I listened to the ones about ways to make healthy more appealing to kids and setting an example for your kids to eat right. The 4 I listened to were very effective because they are really aiming at helping and persuading the younger generations that healthy IS good! There are different healthy snacks and breakfasts they talk about making which all sound like kids would jump all over them. The other thing they really stressed was leading by example. You need to make sure, as a parent, that your kids feel like like you enjoy the healthy things that you are wanting them to eat. Overall these were very helpful PSAs that shed some light on ways to make healthy eating more appealing. This was a very effective website!

Ready… Set… RUN!

To see where it all started and sign your child up to race, click HERE!

The Healthy Kids Running Series is a race designed for kids to enter the running world with a positive, fun, and educational outlook on running. There are 4 different races that you can sign your kids up for: 50 yard dash, 1/4 mile run, 1/2 mile run, and the 1 mile run. All of these different races have certain age groups that are assigned to each. This is a really cool event because no matter what place you come in, you receive an award which boosts kids self-esteem along with them getting some good exercise. The founder of this run, Jeff Long, really wants to get kids out and moving and to have a positive view on running. I think that this is an awesome idea and even though it’s mostly concentrated on the east coast, that it should continue to spread around the country because this is a great idea for kids to get involved and active!

MOVE TODAY!

Help keep children healthy!

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This public service announcement persuades parents to get their kids out and moving, along with them. It encourages kids and parents to obtain a healthy lifestyle where physical activity is prominent. This organization highlights the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including eating well and lots of physical activity. They want the entire family to be involved and engaged with these goals of maintaining the healthy weight through eating and physical activity habits. This public service announcement is strong through the goal they are wanting to obtain: to ensure all families are trying to eat right and exercise together. The picture in this PSA is very strong because it shows both the parent and child holding the basketball together showing they are both committed to helping each other create a healthy lifestyle.