Words Can Work
Search the Issues
Go Get Search Results
 View all issues
Issues and Answers Products and Services About Us Discussion Boards Home Page
Why Talk to Your Kids? Featured Issue Other Issues
Know the Issues
Get the Story
Learn the Facts
Learn the Facts
Obesity A community forum

Words Can Work Tip Cards offer suggestions for how parents and other adults in kids’ lives can start and continue conversations about factors related to healthy living.

Here are a few examples:

Talk openly about your challenges: “I didn’t feel like exercising today, but I’m so glad I did. I feel a lot better.”

Teach children about nutrition: “Let’s take a look at the ingredients. What makes this a smart choice?”

Help your children develop self-awareness: “Have you noticed whether you feel different when you eat more healthy snacks and drink less soda?”

Many attendees of the Words Can Work State House Forum asked panelist Dr. Lindsay Shaw to provide information about the connection between physical activity and the brain. Download chapter one of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by Dr. John Ratey.

Recommended Resources:

Act FRESH Campaign

Go Kids Boston

Healthy People/Healthy Economy

Let's Move

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Mass in Motion

Partners HealthCare

Safe Routes to School

The Food Project

The Food Trust

Follow wordscanwork on Twitter

© Copyright 2015 Blake Works Inc.

<< Previous

Other Issues
Tobacco   Dying to smoke
Steroids   A story of addiction
Drugs   Cocaine's effect on the body
Sexual health   Sexualization of girls
Eating disorders   Anorexia in girls

Read more issues >

Words Can Work: Kids and Healthy Lifestyles - DVD
Young people describe becoming more physically active and making healthier food choices.
The Power of Girls: Inside and Out - DVD
Girls tell how friends, parents, or other caregivers helped them handle bullying, eating disorders, early sexual activity, and deep loss.
See more products >

Copyright Blake Works, Inc. | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Site Credits | Links