Healthy Kids, Healthy Hearts

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is on the rise. Over the past 3 decades the percentage of obese children ages 6-11 has more than doubled; among adolescents, the rates have more than tripled.

While many factors have contributed to this alarming rise in overweight children, one of the main culprits is a decrease in the physical activity levels of today’s youth, and we need the help of schools and parents to address this. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children engage in sixty minutes or more of physical activity each day, so kids need to get some of that activity at school. Fit and active kids are not only healthier, but research also indicates that their school performance is improved.

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