Choose Health Initiative
An initiative of the Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program intended to help all of us confront and take action to change the statistics of childhood obesity.
Families today are busier than ever, with more work, school and afterschool activities and scheduling issues. Couple these things with more sedentary lifestyles and more access to quick, sometimes less healthy meal choices and you can easily see the reasons for today's childhood obesity statistics. Have no fear, there are great, fun ways to stay fit and be healthy.
Resources to promote the 4-H Choose Health program
Produced in New York (PiNY)
PiNY is a youth cooking event designed to encourage kids to buy and cook with local foods, think about nutritional content and learn to cook independently.
For more success stories check out the Healthy Lifestyle Blog.
Find Out More
Why, What, When & How Much We Eat - Cornell Food and Brand Lab
An Epidemic of Childhood Obesity - CCE Suffolk County