Healthy Kids Las Cruces Celebrates Five Years
(Las Cruces) - Here’s the scenario: You wake up before your family, get in a workout, and have time to make a delicious breakfast full of whole grains, protein, and fruits and vegetables. The kids walk to school as you say goodbye and head to work on your bike. You all return home at the same time and while the kids are outside playing, you prepare another from-scratch meal loaded with fruits and vegetables. The kids are thrilled to eat it and ask for more. After dinner everyone takes a walk around the neighborhood before returning home to finish homework.
Sound like your world? Congratulations. But if you’re like most people, you read the scenario above and thought, “Up in enough time for a workout? I’m too busy folding laundry, cleaning the house, paying bills at night that I can’t get to bed at a decent hour! Make breakfast from scratch? I’m lucky if the kids get to school on time!”
We all want to be healthy, but somewhere, our goals often times become lost in the routine of living our lives: paying the bills, going to work, keeping a home in livable condition.
Healthy Kids Las Cruces began five years ago as a community collaborative with the intention of reducing childhood obesity in Las Cruces.
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