When Healthi Kids asked the Rochester community why their children were not active outside, one of the most mentioned concerns was safety. Whether referring to the speed of traffic or illegal…Continue
The summer is fast approaching in Rochester, and kids around town will be busy. Whether playing sports, getting ahead with summer classes, or hanging with friends at a Rec Center, eating a nutritious meal is often the last thing on their minds. And with the constant availability of junk foods everywhere, it is increasingly tough for children to make healthy…Continue
Great news from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – efforts to curb childhood obesity are working! According to new research, 19 states have seen a decrease in the number of obese preschoolers ages 2 to 4. Twenty other states and Puerto Rico saw their numbers remain the same. This means the number of preschool children at an unhealthy weight has fallen from 17% to 12%…Continue
Summer in the SouthWest means more than just sun and fun – it also means the return of the Summer Meals program! Thanks to a free program sponsored locally by the City of Rochester, the Rochester City School District, and Foodlink, all kids 18 and under can access free, healthy meals at locations right in their neighborhood.…Continue
This September marks the second annual Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Created by President Barak Obama in 2011, the purpose of the designation is to bring understanding to the country’s fast-growing health crisis. Beyond showcasing the facts that make childhood overweight and obesity so serious, this month gives parents, guardians, teachers, and community members the opportunity to take action to get kids moving more and eating better.
According to the Centers for…Continue