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.
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.