Kids' Health
At Our Redeemer, we support healthy kids by having both PE and Recess as well as special programs such as the Mileage Club and Athletics.
Teacher/Family Challenges
We encourage everyone to take the following challenges to improve their health:
  • Log food intake, exercise, and TV time for three days.
  • Eat five fruits/vegetable a day! FOOD IS MEDICINE!
  • Eat breakfast to jump start your metabolism.
  • Replace "bored/emotional eating" with an activity (walk, read the Bible, write a letter to an older relative, do 15 wall push ups/lunges, take a nap, call a friend).
  • Make your meal last 30 minutes.
  • Give "seconds" after waiting 5 minutes.
  • Drink 8 glasses of water each day.
  • Decrease soda pop intake.
  • Walk before/ after your meal.
  • Prepare meals with the children to increase their appreciation of the food.
  • Shop the "perimeters" of the grocery store- buy more fruits/veggies (fresh/frozen).
  • Practice moderation - food is good!
  • Provide healthy snack options and use a variety of them.
  • Exercise 30 minutes total each day!!!!! (10 minutes here, 5 minutes there, etc)
  • Decrease TV time- TV time increases risk for obesity.
  • Try to eat protein, carbohydrate, and a little fat with each meal.
  • If you eat fast food, order small sizes only!
  • Don't order children's food from the kid's menu (fried foods); split a healthy adult meal with your child.
  • Write down five things you like about yourself and be proud of your gifts.
  • Love and nurture your body.
  • Remember God created us with all different shapes and sizes, and gifts!
Health & Fitness Resources:
  • dole5aday.com: This is a good resource for teachers and familie that includes teacher directed contests for students and a great annual prize for the teacher who promotes five a day the best!
  • presidentschallenge.org: This site promotes fitness in schools. Features include ideas for fitness contests between classes; kid-friendly charts and check lists; ideas to motivate, encourage and guidance for healthy behaviors. The organization also provides fitness awards.
  • fitness.gov: This resource provides information for children and adults.
  • ada.org: This is the official Web site of the American Dietetic Association.
  • spoonsacrossamerica.org: Learn about healthy eating habits for families with this resource.
Health Facts
Did you know:
(* References available upon request)

According to the North American Assoc for the Study of Obesity:
  • Obesity can significantly increase a person's risk for a number of serious conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer.
  • Obesity is chronic disorder caused by a complex interaction of genetics, metabolic, behavioral, psychological and environmental(social and cultural) factors. Yet, many people mistakenly believe that curing overeating and obesity is simply a matter of individual will power.
  • Studies show that modest weight loss, as little as 5% of initial body weight, can improve many of the medical complications associated with obesity.
Health & Fitness Resources
  • dole5aday.com: This is a good resource for teachers and familie that includes teacher directed contests for students and a great annual prize for the teacher who promotes five a day the best!
  • presidentschallenge.org: This site promotes fitness in schools. Features include ideas for fitness contests between classes; kid-friendly charts and check lists; ideas to motivate, encourage and guidance for healthy behaviors. The organization also provides fitness awards.
  • fitness.gov: This resource provides information for children and adults.
  • ada.org: This is the official Web site of the American Dietetic Association.
  • spoonsacrossamerica.org: Learn about healthy eating habits for families with this resource.