Strong 4 LIfe Challenge ia a school-based program that teaches elementary school children about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating, while energizing the entire school community around the Strong4Life 4 Healthy Habits: make half your plate fruits and vegetables; limit your screen time to less than 60 minutes per day; drink more water and fewer sugary beverages; and be active for at least 60 minutes everyday.
Cost: our school has been selected by the district to receive this program with no cost!
Healthy Choices for Healthy Kids
Make half your plate fruits and veggies
Try to include a variety of colors
Make breakfast a priority
Eat meals as a family
Be Active for 60 Minutes
Aim for 60 minutes of activity throught the day
Take a family walk around the neighborhood
Take the stairs, play sports, dance, play tag . . . the choice is yours, just have fun!
Drink more water and less sugary drinks
Carry a water bottle with you
Drink water or 1% milk at meal and snack
Choose water at sports activities and play time
Limit Screen time to one hour of recreation time
After 30 minutes of screen time, get 30 minutes of activity
Turn the TV and video games off and be active
Jump Start Healthy Habits at Home
Get the Entire Family on Board - No matter what health goal you set for your family, keep in mind positive changes benefit all family members. It takes the support of all family members to be successful.
Be a Role Model for Health at Home - Make healthy habits a priority in your family. Nobody's perfect, but try to make healthy choices when you can.
Take One positive Step at a Time - The most effective way to incorporate a lifestyle change with your family is to focus your efforts on one positive step at a time, instead of trying to tackle everything at once.
Ask for Help - Many resources are available to help you make positive steps in the right direction. Start by visiting strong4life.com/getstarted, where you'll find tips to use right away.
Ready, Set, Go! - Ready to set your first goal? Talk about goals with your family. Choose a goal that works for all family members - then, go for it! Post a reminder of the goal on the refrigerator.