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Take a page from the Vikings (Fitness) Playbook

Help your kids start the school year off right with these tips from the Vikings Fitness Playbook, a tool using offensive and defensive plays from childhood obesity experts at the University of Minnesota and supported by the Minnesota Vikings and Vikings Children’s Fund.

  • Punt the junk. Limit the high-fat, high-sugar foods you eat.
  • Tackle your thirst. Choose water instead of juice or soda.
  • Pass the fruits and vegetables. Fill half of your plate with these power foods.

Find the entire booklet, which is meant to help kids stay active and eat well throughout the year, at

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