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Live It

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Today, keeping the balance in life is challenging. We are talking about balancing ENERGY IN (food and drinks we eat) and ENERGY OUT (through physical activity). Keeping energy in balance will help you and your family to maintain a healthy weight and overall good health.

This Live It section is full of tips and ideas to help parents and families get started on the road to a healthy weight. Here you will find tips for making smart food choices, increasing physical activity, and reducing use of TV, DVDs, video games, and recreational computer use ("screen time"). In this section, you will learn:

The Learn It section provides information on why overweight is a problem, what is a healthy weight, and how We Can!™ is helping parents and caregivers to help their families maintain a healthy weight.


We Can!™ is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

We Can! has produced a 60-second animated presentation that highlights the importance of preventing overweight and obesity for families.

View the We Can! Animation.

We Can! Materials

We Can! offers a variety of resources and materials, including a community toolkit, parent handbook, posters, print ads, and wristbands.

Download We Can! materials here.