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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 10, 2015 | Community News

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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:

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

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

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