We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition)
A national education program working with parents and caregivers to address the growing problem of overweight in our nation's youth.
Images on Slide: Logo of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, logo of the National Institutes of Health, logo of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the We Can! logo.
What is We Can!
A national education program targeting youth, ages 8–13, and their parents and caregivers in home and community settings to meet the overall goal of preventing overweight and obesity.
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It’s time for We Can! now because...
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Why the increase?
Why parents and caregivers?
Images on Slide: Photo of a man holding a young boy on his shoulders; photo of a man pushing a young boy on a bicycle while another young boy rides on another bicycle, both boys are wearing helmets.
The We Can!Parent Program
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What can We Can! do for you?
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Any questions? Your thoughts?
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