Wyandotte County hosts 12345 Fit-Tastic! breakfast to encourage healthier lifestyles

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WYANDOTTE, Kan. -- The Kansas Health Foundation teamed up with several other organizations to get the message out about healthy lifestyles and hosted a breakfast to kick it off on Thursday.

Wyandotte County has some of the worst health outcomes in Kansas, which is why the Kansas Health Foundation organized the breakfast.

“There are many organizations across Wyandotte County working to improve our community’s health" said Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Mark Holland. "We are gathering to celebrate current efforts while asking our partners to align in integrating this easy-to-remember message into how they talk about health with the families they serve."

The breakfast event seeks to bring together elected officials, education, business and community leaders and give them a chance to create an action plan not only to implement the 12345 Fit-Tastic! message into their organizations, but implement policy and environmental changes in the community to increase residents’ opportunities to act on these healthy behaviors.

“Our goal is to create a collective impact" said Dr. Ray Daniels, Education Action team Chair and retired superintendent of the Kansas City, Kansas School District. "We want as many different organizations in Wyandotte County as possible to join together to spread the same health messages and each do their part to improve how their organizations support families in attaining these goals.”

The breakfast encouraged:
(1) hour or more of physical activity,
(2) hours maximum of screen time,
(3) servings of low or nonfat milk or yogurt,
(4) servings of water not sugary drinks, and
(5) servings or more of fruits and vegetables,