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It may seem funny to think about, but your mom and dad used to be a kid just like you. Even your teachers were young once. It may seem even stranger to think that someday you will be a grown-up. And as weird as it is, many of the decisions you make today could impact the person you will be in a few years.
That's why we created Checkup Challenge. We want to help you grow up to be healthy. Checkup Challenge is centered on four things:
Thank you for participating in Checkup Challenge. We hope you will join your child on this six-week journey. This is just the beginning of your child taking health seriously, and the good habits your child forms now can last a lifetime.
Checkup Challenge will focus on four key areas:
Welcome to week one of Checkup Challenge. This week, we'll focus on the four main areas of the six-program - activity, screen time, food choices and point tracking.
Let's take a closer look at each area:
These points help us to continue the program and measure its success. The tracking will allow us to not only gauge the success of Checkup Challenge, but more importantly, the success of each child. People often don't realize how much they eat or how little they exercise until they actually beginning tracking daily.
This week, divide the class into teams and either assign them action-packed names such as the "Tornados," "Ninjas" or "Dominators" or have them work together to come up with their own name.
Parents will need to authorize their children's participation in this pilot program and hopefully become another champion and partner for the success of Checkup Challenge. The more parents are involved in a lifestyle change, the better the child performs. Parents can help their children set goals, track results and encourage their children by following helpful guidelines provided in a weekly newsletter. Parents will get their materials once they sign up for the program
We want to establish good habits and let the kids know why it's important to start now. The decisions children make today could impact them for the rest of their lives.
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