Creating Healthy Habits With Grow Fit®
Helping children balance nutrition and activity.
Our comprehensive Grow Fit program helps lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits. By encouraging balanced nutrition and physical activity early on, children are better prepared to reach their full potential and avoid chronic diseases later in life.
We’ve even joined the Partnership for a Healthier America as part of our commitment to make a difference. Studies show 1 in 5 children are overweight or obese by age 6. We vow to do our part to help reverse the trend and lower health risks with the following goals:
- Physical activity: 1-2 hours every day, including outside play when possible.
- Limited screen time: At school, no more than 30 minutes weekly. At home, a maximum of 1-2 hours/day of quality programming. None for kids 2 or younger.
- Beverages: Water is always available. No sugar-sweetened drinks. Low or nonfat milk is provided for children ages 2 and over.
- Infant feeding: We support parent decisions. Breastfeeding moms can provide milk and/or are welcome to breastfeed during school time.