I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Boys & Girls Club of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
We all know that eating right and leading a healthy lifestyle is important but sometimes it’s harder than it sounds to follow through with some of the simplest things. . ne thing important to me as a parent is teaching my children healthy choices. From a young age, I’ve tried to help my son establish healthy eating habits that he’ll hopefully carry him over into adulthood. We take a lead by example approach in our house and as a family it’s important for us to each right and stay active.
Unfortunately that’s not the case for everyone. Nearly 3 out of 10 kids in the United States are either overweight or obese. So it’s important to teach kids and teens to how to lead healthy, active lives to help achieve a great future.
From a young age, activities such as taking part in school sports, making friends at after school clubs, and maintaining a balanced diet contribute to the health of our children’s mind, body, and soul. The skills and routines practiced as children influence habits well into adulthood, and establishing healthy lifestyle patterns with our children helps them carry these skills forward for the rest of their lives. Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Triple Play programencourages us to continue shaping our children’s future and get out and about with our family.
Triple Play is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s signature healthy lifestyles program. BGCA and their partners, Coca-Cla and Amerigroup Foundation for the Triple Play Program, want to help combat the growing rate of childhood obesity among our nation’s youth.
According to experts, Kids should participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day but only about one-quarter of youth in the U.S. ages 12-15 are actually meeting that recommendation.
Since the Triple Play program launched in 2005, they’ve made almost 10 million connections with kids to share the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition through the program’s three components focused on the mind, body and soul.
Through the Triple Play program and support from partners, The Coca-Cola Company and Amerigroup Foundation for the Triple Play Program, clubs will build the next generation of leaders, motivating kids lead healthy lives through nutrition and health education, more access to healthy foods, avoidance of risky behaviors along with a lifelong commitment to fitness.
I was really impressed by the Triple Play program and even downloaded the free Parents’ Game Plan to let my son pick out some fun activities we could do together as a family. He loves playing basketball and recently put in a basketball net for him to practice at home. So we headed out for a fun afternoon of basketball. It’s safe to say at the end of the day, mom really needs to work on her basketball skills!
If he’s not playing basketball, he’s playing soccer which is another great activity we can do together as a family.