The Dr. Oz School Challenge, Pt. 3

Posted on 3/28/2010 | Comments ()
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Dr. Oz goes back to school to fight teen obesity -a national problem that has reached epidemic proportions. Along with his HealthCorps team, Dr. Oz is committed to getting America's teens back on the right track. Learn what you and your family can do to make better food and lifestyle choices. Take Dr. Oz's Healthy Family Challenge now!


Meet a group of students from Brooklyn, New York's New Utrecht High School. Watch Part 1 and Part 2 to learn more about the students and their personal struggles with diet and exercise.


The Dr. Oz School Challenge

  1. Exercise: Be sure to incorporate 30 minutes of physical activity into your day.
  2. Take the Breakfast Oath: You need to feed your brain! Students who don't eat breakfast suffer from a 20% drop in performance.
  3. Make Better Choices at Lunch and Don't Skip Meals: Remember to choose wisely. Cut down on fat and pile on quality vegetables.
  4. The Snack Swap: Drop the candy and junk food. Have fruit instead. Plan ahead and pack healthy snacks to eat throughout the day.

Are you inspired by this group of student's committment to better health? Learn from their successes and apply their strategies with the Dr. Oz School Challenge Cheat Sheet.