Raising Healthy Children: Family Fitness
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How to Cite

Chan, Lisa, Ashley Hamm, Shari Bresin, and Karla Shelnutt. 2020. “Raising Healthy Children: Family Fitness”. EDIS 2020 (6). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fy1143-2020.

Abstract

This 3-page document discusses the importance of regular exercise for children and adults and provides a list of fun activities. Written by Lisa D. Chan, Ashley Hamm, Shari Bresin, and Karla P. Shelnutt, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised November 2020.

Previous version:

Chan, Lisa, and Karla Shelnutt. 2010. “Raising Healthy Children: Family Fitness”. EDIS 2010 (1). Revised October 2013 with Ashley Hamm. https://journals.flvc.org/edis/article/view/118295. 

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