A lot of us take time at the end of the year to reflect on what we’ve achieved over the past year. In that spirit, we wanted to share this inspirational essay from Cindy Boaz. She’s a nominee for our LifeChanger of the Year educator recognition program. She teaches adaptive physical education at the Keller Independent School District in Texas and is a Special Olympics coach.
When it comes to children’s health, it’s never too early to encourage healthy lifestyle habits. According to national surveys, the percentage of children with obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, almost one in ten 2- to 5-year-olds are obese and about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. But, there are steps we can all take to help change those statistics. (more…)