Richard Simmon’s "Ask America PE Crusade" is a founding member of the newly formed "National Childhood Obesity Council.” The NCOC along with other respected organizations that make up the council is supporting a resolution to designate SEPTEMBER 2010, as "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month,” sending out a message to combat the growing epidemic.
"HOUSE RESOLUTION 996/SENATE RESOLUTION 412" is sponsored by Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH) and Kay Granger (R-TX), and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and George Voinovich (R-OH).
>> Richard Simmons, February 2010
The average amount paid out per student each year
through the typical school soft drink contract... is $18. About
67 percent of the revenue collected from soft drink sales goes
to beverage companies, not school. (Schools earn
commissions on sales and cash advances on the contracts.)
also, providers penalize schools for failing to meet sales
quotas, giving administrators an incentive to encourage soda
consumption. Result: Many of the largest school
districts in the country have gotten rid of soda vending
>> Edutopia, September
The average American gets about half the fiber that nutritionists recommend. Many high-fiber foods, such as fruit, are also high in important brain-function nutrients like the B vitamins, iron, and choline. Start your day with a high-fiber breakfast like a bowl of oatmeal or shredded wheat topped with milk and berries.
>> Meals Matters, January
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Eat a Rainbow of
Colors to Stay Healthy and Fit!
important to eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables every
day! Why? Because colorful fruits and vegetables provide
the many vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals your body needs to
maintain good health, strong bones and energy levels.
In fact, half of
your daily food consumption
(including meals and snacks)
should be Fruits and Veggies!
Eat a variety of
Colors Every Day
to Fight disease and to stay healthy and strong!
The wide variety of
vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals in colorful fruits
and veggies work together to provide many possible health
benefits. By including a variety of colors in your low-fat
diet — 5 to 9 servings daily — you can help maintain:
- A healthy heart
- Memory function
- Vision health
- Strong bones and teeth
- A lower risk of some cancers
Low-fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fat
and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some types
of cancer, diseases associated with many factors.
more with this flier from the California Dairy Council.
the links below and visit more websites that have valuable and
nutrition and health:
about the new Food Pyramid
at MyPyramid.gov for
a great nutrition education website
by the California Dairy
5 A Day
Coming Soon: Dole Superkids!
A fun website for kids (of all ages) to learn about
Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
A website listing of educational books about
agriculture and produce.