Imagine a child care teacher taking her class outside for recess in the morning and afternoon each day or a youth sport coach including a dynamic warm-up during practice. Perhaps someones parent swaps out a healthy snack in place of an unhealthy one for after a game.
Perhaps a 4-H leader offers a physical activity break at the monthly meetings or a Girl Scout Leader offers a healthy snack.
You can probably picture the children’s smiles, the pep in their steps, more laughter, energy, and engagement with the world around them.
That’s just what our research shows—All these small changes in daily routines across the community add up to a healthy community promoting healthy lifestyles for all children, youth and families.