One in 5 children in the United States are 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. Take action during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! You can encourage communities, health professionals, and families to work together to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic and show people how to work towards a solution.
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like childhood obesity.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add this Web badge to your website, blog, or social networking profile.
- Add information about obesity prevention to your website or newsletter.
- Tweet about National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
- Plan an event or take another action in your community to increase awareness for childhood obesity.
By raising awareness about childhood obesity, we can all work together to keep our kids healthy.