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Families truly have the ability to impact the health of children, grandchildren, spouses, extended family, and even the community in which they live. The research sends a loud and clear message that when the family is actively participating in each other’s lives in a healthy way, the health of the individuals in the family improves. When parents talk to their children about drugs and alcohol, the children are less likely to participate in those behaviors.
Dr. Shonna Snyder, Family Health and Fitness Day, Gardner-Webb University Physical Education Wellness and Sports Studies, National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Office of University Communications, "Healthy Families = Healthy Communities: Let’s All Be Aware!" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1583.