Childhood obesity is a serious public health issue that affects millions of children across the U.S. Low physical activity, poor diet, a lack of sleep, and other factors can put kids at risk. Childhood obesity can lead not only to lifelong physical and mental problems, but also to bullying and low self-esteem.
During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that childhood obesity is preventable. Parents, family members, and friends can lead by example by stocking up healthy snacks, taking walks, and getting away from the TV for a little while each day.
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