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?

What Is Childhood Obesity?

Childhood obesity occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height, says Web MD. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) higher than 30.

 

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