“Almost half of students are physically inactive and sedentary. Also, fewer than half report daily consumption of fruits, vegetables, or low-fat/skim milk. The problems of inactivity, obesity and poor nutrition are particularly apparent in youngsters from homes with the lowest levels of family wealth.”
“Instead of playing outdoors, Canadian kids in Grades 6 to 12 are spending 7 hours and 48 minutes per day in front of screens.”
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4. Limit unhealthy drinks such as pop and make them just a treat. Also limit fruit juice to meals only. Even 100% fruit juice are fairly high in calories. Allow only water as a drink throughout the day. This will keep them better hydrated and has the added bonus of being budget friendly!