ARC joins W.Va. groups to tackle childhood obesity
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Church, state and federal groups are banding together with commun..
Howell Wechsler, Ed.D., MPH, Director, Division of Adolescent and School Health, talks about the future of School Health
January 2015 News
In our quest to help keep children healthy, we must also look at the home environment. Are the parents keeping and maintaining living spaces that are conducive to healthy children? Most, if not all of the time, the answer is “yes”. But there are what we like to call “hidden dangers” that lurk everywhere in the household. One of the biggest threats to the safety of children is when one or both of the parents smoke cigarettes. This can cause a plethora of health problems for developing children when they accidentally inhale their parents 2nd hand cigarette smoke. This is why for the month of February, we are going to work with parents to help stamp out smoking inside (and outside) the house. The levels of carcinogens in cigarette smoke can not only cause asthma and other respiratory problems, but they can also harm the children in other ways. We are urging all parents who smoke to either quit smoking, or switch to a more mild form of tobacco ingest, such as e-cigarettes. We are not coming out and saying that e-cigarettes are healthy, but if you can’t quit smoking via the patch or the “stop smoking pill”, taking up e-cigarettes is a bit better than puffing on a normal cigarette. The cost of these e-cigs can vary, but if you search online you can find a v2 promo code. Just make sure that it is legal to light up in the area that you live in. Whichever method you choose to quit smoking, we ask that you place the utmost priority on your smoking cessation for the month of February 2015.
September 2014 News
DALLAS, Tx (AP) – The healthy kids organization that was set up in San Antonio Texas recently hired local dentist Stuart Millheiser as a (non-paid) consultant to implement his “Healthy Teeth for America” for low income children.
CHK on the Brad Brannon Show! – Listen to the radio recording here.
Today, nearly one in three children and adolescents are obese or overweight, putting them at higher risk for serious, even life-threatening health problems. The Campaign for Healthy Kids works with local partners to advance state-level policies to prevent and reduce childhood obesity.