Category: Eating Smart & Moving More

Healthy kids’ meals highlight local restaurant menus.

First 5 Ventura County developed the Good for Kids campaign to increase the availability of tasty, healthy and affordable menu choices for children and to recognize restaurants that play a positive role in community health. One out of every three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese. In Ventura County 34% of children…
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Say no to sugary beverages and rethink your drink, for health.

Empty calories from sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, are a major contributor to childhood obesity. In Ventura County for example, 39% of children and 24.8% of adults drink one or more sodas each day. The Rethink Your Drink campaign encourages Ventura County children and their families to replace soda and other sugary drinks (like juice)…
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We’re joining to support good oral health for local kids.

Tooth decay is the most prevalent unmet health care need among children from low-income families and the most common preventable illness. Recent findings from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) show that one in three children between the ages of 1 and 5 years across the Southern California region did not have access…
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