One in three children in the United States is overweight or 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 is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids encourages your family to make healthy changes together. Here are a few tips:
Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the goal of the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids is to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic through strategies to change public policies and improve local environments to make all communities healthier
For more information, visit New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids web site at www.njhealthykids.org.SHARE: