Shine A Light On Food Marketing — It’s easy for kids to be enticed by packaging with cartoon characters or a “healthy” salad. Help your group become educated consumers by building an understanding of food marketing!
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Develop a fun activity that educates the community about the real nutrition content of foods marketed to kids.
Children ages 6 and older need at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.11 Grown-ups require anywhere from 1 hour and 15 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes of aerobic activity a week, plus muscle-strengthening activities.12 Much of this fitness can be fun and inclusive of both families and the community. For instance, kids and grown-ups can work together to pull weeds and water plants in their community garden. Children might help promote a community fitness walk or an afternoon at a local park where everyone plays sports or dances. They also can be encouraged to come up with creative ways to work fitness into their daily lives, and to inspire those around them to get moving, too!