Healthy Kids New Mexico
A project of the New Mexico Department of Health and state and local partners, Healthy Kids New Mexico creates healthy environments and programs to give kids what they need to play well, eat well, learn well, and live healthy and full lives. Because, simply put, healthy eating and physical activity are two lifestyle choices that prevent obesity and subsequent chronic disease.
Teachers, parents, community leaders and policymakers will find information, resources and activities here to help New Mexico's children grow up healthy.
Together, we can reduce the trend of overweight and obese children by shaping and nurturing our own children’s healthy eating and active living habits, creating and sustaining healthy environments, and promoting positive health policies.
New data analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed a decrease in the prevalence of self-reported obesity among New Mexico adults in 2013 over the year before. New Mexico is one of only fourteen U.S states and territories to report a decrease. « read more »
As part of the 2014 National Nutrition Month theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to explore new foods and flavors, keeping taste and nutrition on your plate at every meal. This is something the New Mexico Department of Health’s Healt... « read more »
The New Mexico Department of Health announced childhood obesity rates among New Mexico 3rd graders declined measurably from 2010 through 2013. The Department found a 12 percent decrease during that time, going from 22.6% of obese 3rd graders in 2010 to 19.9% in 2013. Obesity rates among Native Ameri... « read more »
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