can make changes to ensure our children live active, healthy lives.
obesity is a major public health problem. In the 2007-2008,
17% of US children are obese, and certain
groups of children are even more severely affected by this problem.
is no single or simple solution to childhood obesity. It is influenced by
many different factors, including a lack of access to healthy food and drinks
as well as limited opportunities for physical activity in the places where
children live, play and learn. Working together, states, communities, and
parents can help make the healthy choice the easy choice for children and
is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (NCOAM), and you can PLEDGE
to SPREAD the word: