A large quantity of children in the WORLD has obesity and certain groups of children are more affected than others. While there is no single or simple solution, National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (USA), provides an opportunity for learning about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern.
Childhood obesity is a major public health problem.
There are many ways children can get regular physical activity.
Being physically active improves children's overall health.
There are ways parents can help prevent obesity and support healthy growth in children.
Addressing obesity can start in the home, but also requires the support of communities.
Working together, states, communities, schools, child care providers, and parents can help make healthier food, beverages, and physical activity the easy choice for children and adolescents to help prevent childhood obesity.