Why America's Kids Are Fat

Kids 30 years ago walked or rode bikes to school; they played chase, jump rope, and other games after school; they ate just one snack a day; and portions were much smaller. Fast-forward to today where kids are driven to school; they play video games for fun; they eat three snacks each day (one in five kids eats up to six snacks a day); and portion sizes are huge. These facts from LetsMove.gov are just a few of the many reasons our kids are overweight.

So, what can we as child care providers do about it? Let's start the conversation and let's take action. Share your ideas below.