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Find healthy eating and fitness tips on the September Calendar!
Tammy Moreau
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Find healthy eating and fitness tips on the September Calendar!

Use daily challenges on the calendar to reach your health goals.

Join The Rapides Foundation's Get Healthy Cenla Challenge, a daily challenge designed to encourage people to improve their nutrition and physical activity. Our goal is for everyone to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day, five days a week. 

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and we want to set kids up for a lifetime of good health by being the healthy role models they need. One way to help kids (and yourself!) create healthy nutrition and exercise practices is to follow the 5-2-1-0 plan. The plan encourages kids to eat 5 or more servings of fruits and veggies, limit recreational TV or computer screen time to 2 hours or less, get at least 1 hour of physical activity and have 0 sugar-sweetened beverages each day. 

The Get Healthy Cenla Challenge Calendar offers daily tips and challenges designed to increase physical activity and healthy eating. You can use the challenges on the calendar to help carry out the 5-2-1-0 plan. Click here to download the September Challenge Calendar.

In addition to our calendar, we have even more resources to help you meet your health goals. You can click here to see videos about how to eat healthiersimple exercises you can add to your workout, and tips for proper walking techniques on our YouTube channel. Links to all of these resources are also in the "More Links" section below this article. 

The challenges on our calendar are prepared by trained staff in our CMAP Healthy Lifestyle Program. They are designed to be simple and realistic. If you find the challenges too easy, try doubling the amounts. If they are too hard, don't worry. Do what you can, and have fun!

Would you like some quick and easy vegetable prep tips to help you with the nutrition challenges on the calendar? Check out our vegtogether.org website for lots of tasty and quick ways to prepare veggies.

The Get Healthy Cenla Challenge is a component of the Healthy Lifestyle Program. This is a program aimed at fighting obesity in Central Louisiana by providing Cenla residents with resources to lead healthy lifestyles. Talk to your doctor for a referral to the Healthy Lifestyle Program, or call 318-767-3019 for more information. The Healthy Lifestyle Program is funded by The Rapides Foundation and administered by CMAP. Click here to learn more about the Healthy Lifestyle Program. 


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