A staggering statistic: More than 23 million young people ages 2-19 in the United States are overweight or obese.
This means our children are in danger of developing heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure as children. Those are diseases traditionally diagnosed in adults.
September is National Childhood Obesity Month. Its goal: To bring awareness to the problem facing our country’s youth and figure out a way to collectively start to make a change.
Exercise – Kids need at least an hour a day, if not more.
Eating better – We all need more fruits and vegetables, lean protein and whole grains. We all need less sugar, fat and empty calories. Though it applies to all of us, this is especially true for our youth.
To learn more and find out how you can make a difference, visit healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org.
And if you haven’t seen this video from Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, check it out: