September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity Fact

The financial implications of childhood obesity are sobering, at $14 billion per year in direct health care costs alone. Increased awareness and prevention of childhood obesity will save billions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs and promote healthier lifestyles to improve and prolong the lives of the next generation of Americans.  Five steps parents can implement for their kids:

1. Be a Healthy Role Model

2. Make Healthy Schools the Norm

3. Ask the Family Doctor Key Questions

4. Instill Healty Values in Kids

5. Make a Commitment to Health


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