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Mark Your Calendar for the EmpowerMEnt Challenge!

by Katie T. on Thursday, August 7, 2014

We’re gearing up for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and we want you to be in on all of the action!  Throughout September, we’re encouraging families across the country to take control of their healthy by participating in the EmpowerMEnt Challenge.  Each week, families and kids will pursue a different goal, including eating more fruits and veggies, limiting sugary drinks, reducing sodium intake, and increasing physical activity.  Each goal is fun, simple, won’t break the bank and can be done as a family.  And by the end of the month, families will be a step ahead on the road to a heart-healthy life. 

So mark your calendar for the challenge kick-off on September 1st!  Complimentary templates and activities, broken down into the themed weeks, are now available on  In addition, you're invited to join our EmpowerMEnt Challenge Facebook group, where you can make the commitment to take the challenge and share your progress with others.  

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  • We need to educate the general public more about eating healthier and exercising ( and explain all the side effects of poor dieting and non physical activity). Thank you AHA.

    — Nathan T.

  • I agree, I am very active with my two children. We need to make people more aware about childhood obesity.Yes need our children to eat healthier and exercise. We need to promote children health better - get children more interested in their health. Washing us adult eat healthier and exercise our will want to do the same. Thank you AHA/ASA. I will tell my children,family members and friends children about National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the important of this.

    — Nathan T.

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