Champions for Kids: Nourish Their Bodies!


2011-11

Did You Know?

• Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. Some of the leading causes of death are obesity-related conditions, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
• Good childhood nutrition has been directly linked to improved educational success and long-term health, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute.
• Turkey is a relatively inexpensive source of protein, with more protein per gram than both chicken and beef, while remaining lower in fat and cholesterol than other meats. It also delivers vitamins and minerals, especially niacin, which facilitates the conversion of food into available energy, and Vitamin B6, which is important for the health of the nervous system. Turkey also has selenium, which is essential for proper thyroid and immune function.

Ways YOU Can Help!

LEARN about the nutritional needs of children in your community by inviting a school nutritionist or a pediatric dietician to talk with a local organization you participate in, or with your family, friends and co-workers.

GATHER to organize a run, walk, or obstacle course in your neighborhood or local park. Cook a kid-friendly, lean snack for the group. Share the information you learned from the school nutritionist or a pediatric dietician.

GIVE a gift card to a teacher or social worker to help provide nutritious food for children in your community.

Post your stories and photos at SwitchToTurkey.com so that we can celebrate your participation! It’s that easy.

 

I Am One of Millions, Join Me!
#Champions2020

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