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Healthy Kids New Mexico Building a fit future

A project of the New Mexico Department of Health and state and local partners, Healthy Kids New Mexico creates healthy environments and programs to give kids what they need to play well, eat well, learn well, and live healthy and full lives. Because, simply put, healthy eating and physical activity are two lifestyle choices that prevent obesity and subsequent chronic disease.

Teachers, parents, community leaders and policymakers will find information, resources and activities here to help New Mexico's children grow up healthy.

Together, we can reduce the trend of overweight and obese children by shaping and nurturing our own children’s healthy eating and active living habits, creating and sustaining healthy environments, and promoting positive health policies.

Key Strategies:

  • Built Environment - Expand opportunities for active living through environmental and systems changes
  • School Environment - Increase opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity in schools
  • Food System - Increase access to and availability of affordable, healthy and locally grown foods in rural and frontier communities
  • Childcare Environment - Support childcare providers in making healthy eating and physical activity a part of their daily routines 
Evaluation Information

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