September is National Childhood Obesity 
Awareness Month

One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, RHN of Oklahoma encourages your family to make healthy changes together.
  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.
Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

Health Observances for September:
It's Almost That Time Again...Check out these ACA Dates & Deadlines:

Open Enrollment for 2017 health plans starts November 1, 2016. Important dates to note:
  • November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment starts - first day you can enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.
  • December 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2017.
  • January 1, 2017: 2017 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
  • January 31, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

This project is/was supported by  the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 
of the U.S. Department o Healt h and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 
D 06RH28029 and title, Rural Health Network Development 
 Program   fo r   gran t   amoun $900,000. Thi s   informatio n   o r   conten t   an d   conclusions  
are those of the author and should not be construed as the official 
position or policof, nor should any endorsements be inferred by 
HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.