Heart health may seem like something older people need to worry about, but the American Heart Association feels its is never too early to get educated on living a heart healthy lifestyle.
The Halle Heart Museum does just that, teaching children about the importance of eating healthy and getting regular physical activity. One in three children are overweight or obese, and heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure can become a problem much earlier in life than in past generations. The museum, located near 48th Street and Southern Avenue in Tempe, educates kids with fun, interactive demonstrations as well as drama and arts and crafts.
At home, parents can encourage good habits by setting a good example making healthy foods and snacks available and getting active as a family Cooking and eating together are also great learning opportunities, as well as teaching kids about food labels.
Parents can call (602) 414-2800 to schedule a weekday tour at the Halle Heart Museum or get more information at www.halleheartchildrensmuseum.org.
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