Posted on September 5, 2012 in Exercise, Food & Nutrition
As America wrangles daunting issues, no challenge is more urgent than protecting the health and well being of our children. Over the past several decades we have witnessed childhood obesity grow to epidemic proportions. More than 23 million children and teenagers are obese or overweight. That's roughly one child in every three!
These children risk developing serious health problems in adulthood, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and several types of cancer. The financial impact is a sobering $14 billion per year in direct health costs. The psychosocial consequences can hinder these kids academically and socially.
Working together as a community we can help to eliminate this disease. All children deserve a healthy start in life.
Learn more about National Obesity Awareness Month and tips to begin a healthy lifestyle today at: