Healthy Eating

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Setting the Table for a Healthier County

Did you know that 36% of Barry County adults are obese and 16% of 7th graders? Our surroundings can greatly influence our daily choices by creating or limiting access to quality food. At B.Healthy, we want each resident of Barry county to have access to healthy food options and learn about how to properly 'set a table' for healthy eating:

  • Use whole foods and when available, choose locally grown foods
  • Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables
  • Choose smaller portion sizes
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks
Outsmarting Obesity Together

 

 

 

Outsmart Child Obesity - Choose the B.Healthy Fun, Fit Way to Health!
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Obesity is on the rise for American kids. In fact, there are almost three times as many obese kids ages 6 to 19 as there were 30 years ago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some experts believe if obesity among children continues to increase, your children's generation will become the first in American history to have a shorter life than their parents.

An obese child or teen is at risk for health problems during their youth and as adults. They're more likely to develop heart disease and diabetes – two leading causes of death in the United States. They're also more likely to get asthma, liver degeneration and sleep apnea. Obesity is a leading cause of preventable death in America, second only to smoking, according to the CDC. At B.Healthy, we want to eliminate childhood obesity in Barry County. To accomplish this, we created a kids 5-2-1-Zero program - a fun, fit way to health!

Outsmart Childhood Obesity