Name: Byron Burdick
Room: PE Office
More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America's children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even stroke - conditions usually associated with adulthood. Even greater disparities exist among young Hispanics and children of color. (COAM)
Visit www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org to learn about securing a healthy future for our nation's children. Once at this website navigate to "LInks and Resources." Here, there are twelve different links which contain powerful readings regarding childhood obesity and how you can fight it. These links include: 2011 Presidential Proclamation, Let"s Move, We Can!, CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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