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Fit Families


 
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States. Despite recent declines in the prevalence among preschool-aged children, obesity among children is still too high. For children and adolescents aged 2-19 years, the prevalence of obesity has remained fairly stable at about 17% and affects about 12.7 million children and adolescents for the past decade (CDC 2015).

Fit Families is a free incentive-based program that provides the framework for achieving healthy food and beverage consumption, daily physical activity, and healthy supportive environments. Fit Families strives to prevent childhood overweight/obesity.

How Does Fit Families Work?
  • Your child will be enrolled during an appointment with a Fit Families coordinator
  • After enrollment, you may choose one of the core messages listed below to work on for the year
  • A Fit Families coordinator will contact you monthly via the method you prefer
  • You and your child will receive fun, activity based incentives to assist in reaching your goal
  • The enrollment lasts for one year

Core Messages:
  • Make Every Bite Count...More Fruits & Vegetables
  • Make Every Sip Count...More Healthy Beverages
  • Move More...Watch Less 
  • Eat Healthy, Be Active...Your Kids are Watching
Click on the Apple Icons for more Helpful Resources:


Download an electronic copy of the "Helping your Child: Tips for Parents" guidebook from the US Department of Health and Human Services for ways to encourage healthy habits.
 


The USDA MyPlate guides you through how to pick healthy food and drink options throughout the day.



Visit the LetsMove website for simple ways to incorporate more activity into your day!

                                                                      
Please call us at (920) 388-7160 if you would like more information regarding this program or would like to schedule an appointment with a Fit Families Coordinator.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online on the USDA website, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. mail:
             U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
             1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.