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Childhood Obesity


Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects both children and adolescents. Childhood obesity can be addressed through community action and awareness.

The following are resources available for parents, professionals, and youth to educate and maintain healthy eating habits. Resources are constantly being updated.
Fact Sheets/Tips/Flyers
What is Childhood Obesity?
WEB MD on Childhood Obesity
Kids Health on Child Obesity
Effects  and prevention of childhood obesity
Definition, Facts, and Causes and Consequences
All you need to know about childhood obesity
Test your knowledge
Internet Sites
Promotes the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhances the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives
CDC's Obesity efforts focus on policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone
Obesity and Self-Esteem- A must read
Causes and effects of Childhood Obesity
Childhood Obesity—A Burgeoning Epidemic
Size of the problem and how to combat it
Too many kids are too heavy, too young
The latest statistics on childhood obesity in the United States  

News Coverage