National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. In the United States, about 17% of children are overweight or obese . This is a critical health problem that needs to receive attention.
Children who are obese are at risk of numerous immediate and long-term effects on their physical and mental health. They may be at risk of being affected by:
Cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol, high blood pressure
Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes