As a health care professional and father I am acutely aware of the challenges in this country concerning childhood obesity. While advancement in technology increase, the amount of time our children spend actively engaging in physical activity continues to decline. Pairing healthy meal choices, snacks and exercise can help ensure your children are taking part in a healthy life style that will follow them through life.
Lynchburg City and Amherst County schools already use their resources to partner with organizations promoting healthy lifestyles and focus on providing healthy nutrition standards for your children (see some of the links below). I applaud these efforts made by our local public schools and hope we can continue these behaviors and continue to find ways to improve our children's healthy options.