Whats the best way to change a bad habit?

The communities we work in have higher rates of obesity but also lack safe places to play. Each child should spend at least an hour a day being physically active. There are often structural and practical barriers to this happening. We found a great infographic on SaludeToday.org, a latino advocacy organization. It does a great job of showing how much some children have to endure to play. 

As part of SCORES students participate in two days of Soccer and game day fridays. We also help schools facilitate recess. This year our games days start September 26 and we are excited to do our part to help close this gap. Join us

Another way we work toward helping communities combat structural and practical barriers to healthy lifestyles is by encouraging healthy eating. Food desserts are a topic of concern in our office because as active members of these communities we experience the frustration of corner store food shopping. Chips and a soda after school is often times far easier and more enticing than an apple and water. 

The beep test is one of the most widely used tests used to determine cardiovascular fitness as well as cardio respiratory fitness.  81% of SCORES participants improved their fitness last season (FY14).

96% of parents say they have seen their students’ eating habits improve since participating in SCORES.

84% of SCORES students exercise at least 3-4 hours per week outside of SCORES, while a third get 5+ hours. 

For one, the packaging and marketing but thats a future blog post. Making healthy choices fun is an important strategy for changing habits. What strategies do you use to make healthy fun? Let is know so we can pass them on.

 

PhotoCredit: http://www.saludtoday.com/blog/tag/infographic/

96% of parents say they have seen their students’ eating habits improve since participating in SCORES.

The beep test is one of the most widely used tests used to determine cardiovascular fitness as well as cardio respiratory fitness.  81% of SCORES participants improved their fitness last season (FY14).

84% of SCORES students exercise at least 3-4 hours per week outside of SCORES, while a third get 5+ hours in.