We all want to do everything we can to ensure our kids get a good start.  Healthy habits learned early tend to stick through life.  And these habits can help our kids reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

The Relay Recess program provides information on these topics for teachers to incorporate into their classroom, but we’ve also developed information for families to use at home. You can find facts and ideas on teaching kids about these topics – nutrition, physical activity, sun safety and being tobacco-free - in the resources below.


Physical Activity is a Family Affair

Being active as a whole family has great rewards!  Use these great ideas to help get your family started on the path to a healthier and more active lifestyle!

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Did You Know?

The Relay Recess program offers information that can help you teach your family about nutrition, physical activity, sun safety and the importance of being tobacco-free. 

•    Obesity will soon become the number one risk factor for a cancer diagnosis.  Good nutrition is important to help kids grow well and play strong, and it can even help them do better at school.
•    Being active as a family has great rewards – not only can being active together help make your whole family healthier, it can give you some wonderful quality time together.
•    Winter, spring, summer, or fall, kids and adults enjoy spending time outdoors and in the sun. Although some sun can be enjoyable, too much is dangerous.  Youth are particularly at risk of overexposure since a substantial amount of the average person’s lifetime UV exposure occurs before the age of 18. Even one severe sunburn in childhood can double the risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
•    Parents’ attitudes and values influence those of their children, including their opinions about smoking and their behavior related to cigarette use.

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