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Learn more about Johnson County Alliance for Healthy Kids

Focusing on the prevention of childhood obesity in Johnson County

Johnson County Alliance for Healthy Kids

Hood County for Healthy Children boy and girl with sign on learn more pageVision:

Johnson County, a community choosing healthy habits to build healthy generations.

The problem:

Source: Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey, 2009 and 2012)

Johnson County Alliance for Healthy Kids (JCAHK) strategic plan objectives

Taking action:

Johnson County Alliance for Healthy Kids (JCAHK) members chose to focus on promoting healthy lifestyles so children in their community will not struggle with being overweight or obese. The coalition's strategic plan focuses on providing children with good nutrition options and fitness opportunities because these are critical to healthy lifestyles.

The coalition has adopted 5-2-1-0 Let's Go! as its foundational program to address obesity in Parker County. The evidence-based program encourages healthy nutrition and fitness in schools, after-school settings and child care centers. Emphasis is placed on the importance of a balanced diet and regular physical activity for both the child and his/her family.

Children are also taught about “Go” foods (good to eat almost anytime), "Slow" foods (can be eaten a few times a week) and "Whoa" foods (can be eaten a few times a month).

 

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5 or more fruits and veggies

 

2 hours or less screen time

 

 

 

1 hour or more physical activity

 

0 sugary drinks

Finding time to plan meals and buying healthy foods on a budget is tough. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Eat Healthy web site has tips and resources that can help. Click here to visit the site.

Get involved

Interested in getting involved? For more information about the coalition and details about meeting location and time, please contact Jammie Josephson, Regional Coordinator, at 682-885-3071 or Jammie.josephson@cookchildrens.org.