Why Childhood Obesity Matters

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  • September Is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!
  • What Is Childhood Obesity?
  • Why Is It a Serious Epidemic?
  • Numbers Don’t Lie
  • What Causes Obesity Among Kids?
  • Sugary Drinks’ Role
  • The Stigma of Being Obese
  • See Your Doctor
  • The Answer Begins With Adults
  • What’s the White House Doing?

September Is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

Did you know that one in three children in the U.S. are overweight or obese and 17 percent of kids are obese? This month is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Learn more about the stats and how it impacts African-American children. — Kellee Terrell

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