Published: Oct. 5, 2010
Updated: Oct. 5, 2010
One in three children in North Carolina is overweight -- and overweight kids are more likely than their normal-weight peers to suffer from health problems and social isolation.
Pediatricians Sarah Armstrong, MD, and Michelle Bailey, MD, say Duke’s Healthy Lifestyles Program helps kids and families find opportunities to be healthy and active, using their strategy of 5-3-2-1-almost none.
A five-year-old boy needs:
One and a half cups of fruit and one and a half cups of veggies
A 10-year-old girl needs:
One and a half cups of fruit and two and a half cups of veggies
A 15-year-old boy needs:
Two cups of fruit and three and a half cups of veggies
An adult needs:
Two cups of fruit and four cups of veggies