Indiana parents are likely aware of the obesity epidemic facing children throughout the United States. The spread of high-calorie and low-nutrient foods throughout our culture and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have tripled the number of obese children and teens.
Everyone is busy with life. Time for healthy eating and exercise seems to slip away. Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent experts are aware of the challenges that family members face in trying to maintain a healthy weight and eating habits.
Proof is in the numbers
The increase in foods high in calories and low in nutritional value, along with our increase in sedentary activities such as being on the computer, watching TV and playing videogames, is a challenging obstacle that is necessary to overcome.
Nutritional choices for kids
Making Health Fun
The three-time NFL MVP and quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning is leading Indiana children to better health with Project 18 – a community and school-based program from Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent. It is designed to educate Indiana residents on the risks obesity poses and to encourage Indiana residents to lead healthier, more active lifestyles.
St.Vincent Health and Marsh Supermarkets have partnered to develop a kid's nutritional program by featuring Project 18- approved items in its stores each month.
Visit project18.stvincent.org to receive recipes, exercise tips and more.