Rural children are more likely to be obese, but rural communities have several strategies to fight the problem
Children living in rural areas are about 25 percent more likely to be overweight or obese than children in urban areas, studies show. Rural communities have come up with several strategies to battle childhood obesity.
Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Soda and other sugary drinks are popping up on city and state dockets across the nation, as lawmakers attempt to curb America’s consumption of certain beverages. Questions like: "Would you support a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, with the funds dedicated to health, nutrition, and physical activity programs?"
ACROSS NH Receives $10,000 Grant to Fund PE Equipment and Curriculum for New Hampshire Afterschool Programs
Since 2008, the Foundation for Healthy Communities has worked to create healthy environments in afterschool programs across the state. ACROSS NH received a $10,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to continue this work.