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Max's Magical Delivery: Fit For KidsJosh, Nick, Elena, and Ashlyn are playing video games at Josh's, when Max the Deliveryman shows up with a giant, mysterious crate. Soon they're on a wild ride in the Foodmobile and taking pictures with a crazy camera that shows how their breakfast makes them feel.

What is the mysterious box trying to tell them? Will this magical box and its cool gadgets be enough for them to hit the pause button on Super Amazing Asteroid Freaks?

Figure out the secrets of Max's Magical Delivery!

In response to the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in this country, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) worked in partnership with Discovery Networks, U.S., to develop a DVD for children and families to prevent and treat childhood obesity and overweight.

Max's Magical Delivery: Fit for Kids is a fun, interactive DVD targeted to children ages 5-9 and their families. The DVD offers suggestions to:

  • Try to eat five fruits and vegetables a day.
  • Get away from the TV and computer screens and move around.
  • Find fun ways to be physically active inside and outside.


There is a separate section for parents on small, achievable steps they can take to encourage these healthy habits in their children and themselves.

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These DVD's are part of the Health and Wellness FitTogether Kits.  FitTogether is a partnership of the UNC Center for Public Television, The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation's (BCBSNC Foundation's) and the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund.  The FitTogether approach is a unique community action approach to fight childhood obesity.  FitTogether connects resources in fitness programs, exercise facilities and counseling on nutrition and health care to the people who need them.  If you would like to receive a copy of Max's Magical Delivery, but are not able to attend this free workshop and receive the free health and wellness FitTogether kit, you can order a DVD below:

Order Online: Use the electronic order form to request your free copy of the DVD for children and their families.

Order by Phone: Call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295 to order Max's Magical Delivery: Fit for Kids (Product No. 04-0088-DVD).

To keep those Tweens active, click here to check out the VERBT website.

VERBT It's what you do. is a national, multicultural, social marketing campaign* coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The VERBT campaign encourages young people ages 9-13 (tweens) years to be physically active every day. The campaign combines paid advertising, marketing strategies, and partnership efforts to reach the distinct audiences of tweens and adults/influencers.

Make physical activity cool and fun for tweens, encouraging them to keep moving every day. Download activity ideas and VERBT resources for use with tweens in your classes, programs, and clubs.

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FitTogether is a partnership of the UNC Center for Public Television, The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation's (BCBSNC Foundation's) and the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund.  The FitTogether approach is a unique community action approach to fight childhood obesity.  FitTogether connects resources in fitness programs, exercise facilities and counseling on nutrition and health care to the people who need them.

The FitTogether workshop integrates the National Kids Count Data, Piaget theories of child development, numerous lesson plans integrating the Read-View-Do model, receipt of a full kit which includes:  videos, Max's Magical Delivery Fit for Kids DVD, Sesame Street Healthy Happy Monsters DVD or VHS, stickers, Frisbee, jump rope, a book, PBS Families magazine, Read-a-Roo plush and hand or finger puppets.  Reference is made to Be Active Kids and Color Me Healthy curriculum.

Be Active Kids is an innovative, interactive physical activity, nutrition, and food safety curriculum for North Carolina preschoolers ages four and five. The goal of the program is to give young children the tools they need to develop positive physical activity and nutrition habits for a lifetime of good health. Be Active Kids uses colorful characters, interactive hands-on lessons and bright visuals to teach children that physical activity, healthy eating, and food safety can be fun!

Color Me Healthy The developers of a children's nutrition and physical activity program - Color Me Healthy - are hoping to encourage children to develop healthy lifestyles .  This nutrition and physical activity program was developed to reach 4 and 5-year-old children through fun, interactive learning opportunities.

It is designed to stimulate all of the senses of young children: touch, smell, sight, sound and taste. Through the use of color, music and exploration of the senses, Color Me Healthyteaches children that healthy food and physical activity are fun.

The Color Me Healthy program kit contains educational materials for childcare providers to teach children and parents about healthy eating and physical activity. Some of these materials are available in Spanish.

We Can! (Ways to enhance children's activity and nutrition) - We Can! is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Tips and fun activities focus on three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time. It also offers community groups and health professionals information to implement fun activities in communities around the country.

Keep up on the latest information:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration site provides tools for consumers to use to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, as well as information about FDA's recently announced program to combat obesity.

Follow the journey to a healthy body as we fight childhood obesity in North Carolina.
   
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