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Wellness Tip: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthOne in three  children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, CCS encourages families to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Wellness Tip: Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing

Grilling is a fun and flavorful way to cook no matter the season.  The best part is that grilling can be one of the healthiest ways to cook! Just follow the Top Ten Tips for Healthy Grilling and Barbecuing.  For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.    


Wellness Tip: Make Every Move Count

Make Every Move Count

Basic movements we do every day can add up to physical activity.  The American Heart Association recommends how to Make Every Move Count.  For more healthful tips, check out wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.


Seasons of Eating

Seasons of Eating

It is spring time and when making heart-healthy recipes, the taste will be even better with seasonal produce.   The American Heart Association offers tips on Seasons of Eating.



Better Health Diabetes Clinic

Better Health of Cumberland County

Better Health offers free diabetes and blood pressure screenings as well as diabetes support.  Check out what’s happening oat Better Health during the month of September.


Walk In clinics are held:

Tuesdays at 8 a.m., 1422 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC- (8:30 am class taught by a nurse)

1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., Gray’s Creek Recreation Center (Elementary School), Fayetteville, NC

2nd Wednesdays 9:30 a.m., Spring Lake Senior Center, 301 Ruth St, Spring Lake NC (class taught by a nurse)