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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month ATTENTION New CTWC
All CHS/PRC PRC Available
Submitted by SPIPA WIC Staff
Patients! Are you Contract Health Eligible?
Your child is watching and learning from you. Obesity has serious Have you received you new ID card?
health consequences. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health Have you been This ID card along with a Purchase
problems that were once seen only in adults such as type 2 diabetes, referred for medical Order will help to ensure outside
high blood pressure, and heart disease. care? Are you providers are billing the Purchased
receiving medical Referred Care Department quickly
Children’s eating patterns and food preferences are established in bills in the mail? and accurately.
early life and are greatly affected by parenting styles. The epidemic
of type 2 diabetes, which includes AI/AN communities, is associated If so please bring them to the If you or your family members have
with decreasing levels of physical activity and an increasing Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center not received their card, please see
prevalence of obesity. Promoting physical activity and healthy eating so the Purchased Referred Care
is a critical part of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Department can process and pay Deb Shortman at
them. the Chehalis Tribal
Here are some nutrition and fitness tips to choose from to keep your Wellness Center.
child at a healthy weight:

Healthy eating guidelines include :
„„Choose healthy drinks.

• Make water the first choice for drinks.
• Choose sugar-free drinks.
„„Eat three meals a day, including breakfast.
„„Keep snacks small and healthy.
„„Eat a variety of foods from all the food groups.
„„Expose children to a variety of healthy foods at an early age.
„„Eat healthy amounts of food.
„„Eat five or more fruits and vegetables a day.
„„Eat more whole-grains.
„„Eat fewer high-fat foods.
„„Eat less fast food.
„„Pay attention to body messages for hunger and fullness.
„„Importance of family meals.
• Handle refusals to eat in healthy ways.
• Avoid overfeeding and food rewards/punishments.
Healthy physical activity guidelines include:
„„Be physically active one hour or more every day.
„„Engage in two hours or less of screen (sitting) time each day.
„„Develop enjoyable lifetime fitness activities.
Choose one new healthy habit to start, then add others as you can.

Source: I H S Diabetes Best Practices Youth & Type 2 Diabetes
Prevention & Treatment. Revised April 2011

WIC Program

(Women, Infants, and Children) provides

healthy foods and nutrition information for you

and your child up to age 5.

For appointments or questions, contact: First Thursday

Deb Shortman at 360-709-1689 each month

Debbie Gardipee-Reyes 360-462-3227 9:00 AM — 3:00 PM
or at the Chehalis
Wellness Center
Patty 360-462-3224 or SPIPA main number: (dates and times
may change)

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