One in 3 children in the United States is 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? Childhood obesity can be prevented. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is a great time to promote strategies for preventing childhood obesity.
healthfinder.gov provides toolkits for several National Health Observances including National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like childhood obesity.
Visit healthfinder.gov for resources to help you raise awareness about childhood obesity.
- Add information about obesity prevention to your newsletter.
- Tweet about National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
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