California (PRWEB) August 30, 2010
Fresh Choice Restaurants (http://www.freshchoice.com) and NourishInteractive.com (http://www.nourishinteractive.com) have teamed up to support the first ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness month. Children in the U.S. are becoming overweight or obese at an alarming pace. Since the 1970s the rate of obesity in children ages six to eleven has increased by four hundred percent!
Fresh Choice and Nourish Interactive Support Healthy Eating
Seen as an epidemic by medical experts, more than twenty-three million children and teens are overweight or obese. This puts our youth at risk of developing diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes, which have until recently, been seen mostly in adults. Fresh Choice Restaurants has teamed up with NourishInteractive.com to help distribute information about the value of healthy eating. Fresh Choice has been traveling to local schools to speak to young people about the importance of healthy eating and attaining good health through the consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits. Nourishinteractive.com offers tips and information on healthy eating to parents, while online games for children help promote the eating of nutritious food to our youth in a fun and effective way.
Prompted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), medical organizations, and nutritional experts, September Childhood Obesity Awareness Month was instituted when the United States Senate passed a declaration in March of 2010 declaring September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. First Lady, Michelle Obama, has worked diligently to raise awareness of this epidemic. Hoping to solve the problem in a generation, a federal task force was appointed to provide recommendations on how to reduce the number of overweight or obese children, which now affects about one-third of all of America’s youth.
The dedication to increasing the overall health of today’s youth can be seen in the way Fresh Choice Restaurants and NourishInteractive.com have stepped up their efforts to provide children with the support they need to create healthy eating habits. This September please support National Childhood Obesity Month by visiting your local Fresh Choice Restaurant and NourishInteractive.com!
About Fresh Choice
Fresh Choice is chain of buffet-style restaurants, which operates in California, Washington, and Texas under the names Fresh Choice, Fresh Choice Express and Zoopa. The first restaurant opened in Sunnyvale California in 1986, and as of 2010 there are 38 locations with over 5 new restaurants expected to open during 2010-12. Fresh Choice markets itself as a healthier alternative to fast food restaurants with menu options that include low-calorie, low carbohydrate and low-fat diets. Menu selections change regularly and are created keeping seasonal, locally grown and organically grown produce in mind. In 2009, the company has embarked in growing many of its own vegetables. All the restaurants feature expansive fresh selections on the salad bars, home-style soups & pasta sauce, artisan pizzas and breads. For more information, please visit the Fresh Choice, Inc. website at http://www.freshchoice.com
About Nourish Interactive
Nourish Interactive, Inc (http://www.nourishinteractive.com) has been fighting childhood obesity and promoting nutrition in a positive way using free interactive nutrition games and tools since its launch. It has created an effective online learning experience that coordinates nutrition information for children, parents and educators, with the belief that prevention is the best treatment. Nourish Interactive has developed a learning platform in English and Spanish that comes to life with its interactive online games that offers fun, innovative ways to empower children to make healthy choices. Founded by a nurse who is passionate about promoting health to kids in a positive way.