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MESSAGES FOR KIDS

Biking Physical Activity:
Be a Player: Get up and Play an Hour a Day. Computer games may be fun, but the real test of strength is if you’re tough enough to ride your bike, jump rope, swim or play team sports with your friends. The more you get up and play, the healthier you’ll be.

Balance:
Eat Well logoEat Well. Play Hard. Make it Balance.
Eating healthy and being active fit together like peanut butter and jelly. Too much jelly or not enough peanut butter can make all the difference in a great sandwich. To be your best, it’s important to balance how much you eat with how much you get up and play each day. Make eating well and playing hard balance, like two halves of the perfect sandwich.

Food Choices:
Are you eating a home run or a strikeout?
If you want to win, you have to have a strong body and a healthy heart. But you also need to be eating well. Choose foods that give you the energy you need to win.

Food Portions:
The Amount Counts: Keep Portions Under Control.
Bigger isn’t always better. Healthy eating isn’t only about what you eat, it’s about how much you eat. Start with a small portion size - a handful, a scoop, a few. You don’t need to finish the whole bag or entire bottle.

MESSAGES FOR KIDS - Spanish

Es Hora de Jugar. Levántate y Juega Una Hora al Día.Physical Activity
Es Hora de Jugar. Levántate y Juega Una Hora al Día.
¡No pases todo tu tiempo libre sentado jugando a los videojuegos y mirando televisión! Juega a muchos juegos activos porque de esta manera podrás hacer muchos amigos.

No necesitas ser el mejor en todos los juegos; tan sólo necesitas levantarte y jugar. Así que asegúrate de que juegas por lo menos una hora al día. Levántate del sillón y participa en más juegos, haz más amigos y diviértete más. Cuanto más juegues, más amigos tendrás.

English Translation:
It’s Time to Play. Get Up and Play One Hour a Day.
Don’t spend all your spare time sitting around playing video games and watching TV! Play many active games because in this way you can make lots of friends. You don’t need to be the best at all the games; you just need to be able to get up and play. So, make sure you play at least one hour a day. Get up off the couch and play more games, make more friends and have way more fun. The more you get up and play the more friends you make.

Comer Sano y Jugar Mucho. Los Mejores Amigos Que Siempre Están Juntos.Energy Balance
Comer Sano y Jugar Mucho. Los Mejores Amigos Que Siempre Están Juntos.
Con nuestros mejores amigos siempre nos gusta hacer todo juntos. ¿Por qué? Porque es más divertido y también porque todo funciona mejor de esa manera. Cuando se trata de mantenerse saludable es lo mismo: Comer sano y jugar mucho son los dos mejores amigos de tu salud. Siempre deberían estar juntos y nunca separarse. Haz que comer sano y jugar mucho sean tus nuevos mejores amigos y cuida que siempre estén juntos. Cuando tus mejores amigos están juntos todo es más divertido.

English Translation:
Eating Healthy and Playing Hard. Best Friends That Are Always Together
Best friends like to do everything together. Why? Because it is more fun, and also because everything works better that way. When it comes to being healthy it’s the same: Eating healthy food and playing hard are the two best friends. They always should go together and never separate. Make eating healthy and playing hard your new best friends and keep them always together. When best friends are together everything is more fun.

Come Muchas Frutas y Vegetales.Food Choice
Come De Verdad. Come Muchas Frutas y Vegetales.
Come de verdad. Come muchas frutas y vegetales porque vienen directamente de la naturaleza, y cuanto más natural es la comida, mejor es para tu salud. Comer muchas frutas y vegetales te ayudará a hacer mucho mejor todas las cosas que más te gustan. Recuerda: Siempre llena la mitad de tu plato con muchas frutas y vegetales. Come de Verdad. Come muchas frutas y vegetales.

English Translation:
Eat for real. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
Eat for real. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables; because they come directly from nature and the more natural the food is, the better it is for you. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables will help you do all the things you already love to do, like running, jumping and concentrating…but only better. Remember; always fill half of your plate with lots of fruits and vegetables. Eat for real. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

Vigila Las Cantidades.Portion Control
Vigila Las Cantidades. Come lo correcto en la medida correcta.
¿Te imaginas tener que jugar cargando un saco muy pesado? No podrías divertirte mucho porque tanto peso te haría más lento. Cuando se trata de comida pasa exactamente lo mismo: Tu cuerpo necesita cantidades medidas de comida y cuando comes más de lo que necesitas, tu cuerpo siente como si estuviera cargando un saco muy pesado. Come cantidades medidas. Por ejemplo: Si comes cantidades de papas fritas que no son más grande que el tamaño de tu puño, o cantidades de frijoles que no son más grande que la palma de tu mano, te divertirás más. Come cantidades medidas. No dejes que demasiado peso te pare.

English Translation:
Watch out for the amounts. Eat the right food and the right amounts.
Can you imagine having to play carrying a very heavy bag? You wouldn’t be able to have as much fun, because the heavy weight would slow you down. When it comes to food it’s exactly the same: Your body only needs the right amounts of food and when you eat more than you need, your body feels as if you were carrying a very heavy bag. Eat the right food and the right amounts, like the amount of fries that shouldn’t be bigger than your fist, or the amount of frijoles that shouldn’t be bigger than the palm of your hand, and you’ll have more fun. Eat the right food and the right amounts. Don’t let the wrong food or too much food slow you down.

MESSAGES FOR ADULTS

Physical Activity:
Encourage Your Kids to Be a Player: Get up and Play an Hour a Day.Be a Player
What’s good about getting up to play with your children? Thefresh air, the quality time together, and – just as important – the exercise you all are getting. Being physically active is easy to incorporate into the time you spend as a family. The best part is, the more fun you and your kids have together, the healthier you all will be.

Balance:
Tell your Kids: Eat Well. Play Hard. Make it Balance.
Teach your kids all about balance. Show them that to be their best they have to balance how much they eat with how much they get up and play each day. It’s like the classic PB&J sandwich. Too much jelly or not enough peanut butter can make all the difference. It’s the balance of the two that makes the sandwich so great!

Green Beans Food Choices:
Is your kid eating a home run or a strikeout?
To get kids to eat healthy, you’ve got to convince them it will pay off today. That’s because kids have a hard time conceiving of the future. Teach them that making healthy choices will help them perform better now - whether it’s at school, sports, play, or whatever matters to them today.

Food Portions:
The Amount Counts: Keep Portions Under Control.Amount Counts
Healthy eating isn’t only about what your kids eat, it’s abouthow much they eat. Help your kids understand that portion size matters. Encourage them to stop eating when they’ve had an appropriate amount, not necessarily when they’ve finished the whole bag or entire bottle. The right amount is just as important as the right diet.

Set the Example:
When it comes to activity and eating right, kids take their lead from you.
Most children get their nutrition information from their parents. If you eat healthy and stay active, chances are your kids will too.

MESSAGES FOR ADULTS - Spanish

Hay Que Jugar Una Hora Al Día. Di No a Quedarse Sentados.
Si quieres que tus hijos progresen en la escuela, acuérdate de que levantarse del sillón y jugar es tan importante como hacer la tarea. Así que toma cartas en el asunto.

No dejes que tus hijos pasen todo su tiempo libre viendo TV y jugando a los videojuegos. A veces es difícil vencer su resistencia, pero tu esfuerzo y disciplina de hoy les beneficiará inmensamente en su mañana. Ahora que son pequeños, habla con tus hijos sobre la importancia de hacer ejercicio. Hagan juntos un plan que incluya levantarse del sillón y jugar una hora todos los días, y haz un esfuerzo para que se cumpla. ¿Verdad que merece la pena el esfuerzo? Un pequeño esfuerzo hoy traerá grandes beneficios mañana.

English Translation:
They Have to Play One Hour a Day. Say No to Sitting Around.
If you want your kids to do well in school keep in mind that playing is as important as doing homework. So take action. Don’t allow your children to spend all their spare time watching TV and playing video games. Sometimes it’s difficult to overcome their opposition, but your effort and discipline today, will benefit them enormously in the tomorrow.

Now that they are young, talk to them about the importance of exercising. Put together a plan that includes playing one hour a day, and make an extra effort to make it happen. Isn’t the effort worthwhile? A little effort today will bring them great benefits tomorrow.

Comer Sano y Jugar Mucho. Los Mejores Ingredientes Para Una Vida Balanceada.
Con la salud pasa lo mismo que con tus mejores platillos. Cuando haces la lista de ingredientes siempre pones atención a no olvidarte de ninguno. Para darle a tus hijos una vida saludable y con el mejor sabor nunca olvides los dos ingredientes más importantes: comer sano y levantarse y jugar mucho. Cuando planees las actividades diarias de tus hijos, siempre incluye las dos cosas, porque la vida, como la cocina, sabe mucho mejor cuando está balanceada.

English Translation:
Eating Healthy and Playing Hard. The Best Ingredients for a Life in Balance.
Good health is comparable to your best dishes. When you make the list of ingredients you make sure that you don’t forget any of them. In order to give your children healthy lives with the best “sabor” don’t forget to include the most important ingredients: Eating healthy and playing hard. When you plan your children’s daily activities always include both ingredients because life, like your cooking, tastes much better when is in balance.

Dales Muchas Frutas y Vegetales. Dales Más De Lo Mejor.
Si a nuestros hijos siempre les damos lo mejor cueste lo que cueste, ¿Por qué no darles los mejores alimentos? Nunca darles la mejor comida estuvo tan a tu alcance. Llena la mitad de su plato con frutas y vegetales. Les ayudarás a que hagan mejor todo lo que les gusta y también a concentrarse mejor. Para ellos es muy importante. Para ti es la seguridad de darles más de lo mejor.

English Translation:
Give Them Lots of Fruits and Vegetables. Give Them More of The Best.
If we always provide our children with the best no matter the cost, why not give them the best food? The best food was never so easy to reach. Fill half of their plate with fruits and vegetables. You’ll help them do all the things they already love to do and even concentrate more. For them, it’s very important. For you, it’s the peace of mind of giving them more of the best.

Sírveles lo correcto en la medida correcta. No Pongas Peso a Su Progreso.
Te imaginas mandar a tu hijo a la escuela cargando un costal pesado? Imagina todas las dificultades que pasaría para estudiar o jugar con otros niños. Pues con la cantidad de comida que le sirves pasa exactamente lo mismo: Su cuerpo necesita cantidades medidas de comida y cuando comes más de lo que necesitas, su cuerpo se sentirá como si cargara un costal muy pesado. Sírveles cantidades medidas, como por ejemplo que la cantidad de papas fritas no sea mayor que el tamaño de su puño, o el de los frijoles que no sea mayor que la palma de su mano. No dejes que demasiada comida detenga su progreso.

English Translation:
Serve Them Small Portions. Don’t Put Weight on Their Progress
Can you imagine sending your kids to school carrying a heavy sack? Imagine all the difficulties they’d have to study or to play with other kids. With the amount of food you serve them it happens exactly the same: Their body only needs small portions of food and if you serve them too much their body will feel as if it was carrying a very heavy load. Learn the right portions, like the size of fries that shouldn’t be bigger than their fist, or the amount of beans that shouldn’t be bigger than the palm of their hand. Serve them small portions, don’t let too much weight slowdown their progress

Statistics
  • Since 1980, the number of overweight children has doubled
  • 1/3 of young people in grades 9-12 don't regularly engage in vigorous physical activity.
  • Out of overweight 5 to 10-year-olds, 61% have one risk factor for heart disease, and 26% have two or more risk factors.
  • Hospital costs related to treating overweight and obese children and adolescents more than tripled from $35 million during 1979-1981 to $127 million during 1997-1999.