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11/6/2014 - November is National Diabete's Month

Let’s Move Agawam 

 November is National Diabetes Month

 

 


November is National Diabetes month, a month to raise awareness for a chronic disease that affects approximately 30 million people in the United States.

Health tip:

            Drink water instead of sugary drinks.  There are about 10 packets of sugar in a 12 ounce can of soda, while water has no added sugar.

 

Let’s Move is an initiative, launched by first lady Michelle Obama, who is giving a voice to the epidemic of childhood obesity.  The numbers are alarming - 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese; many others will face chronic obesity- related health problems.  This initiative encourages healthy eating and maintaining an active lifestyle for children, parents, and caregivers that would last a lifetime.