Why Childhood Obesity Matters

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  • 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 Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!
  • What Is Childhood Obesity?

What Causes Obesity Among Kids?

Living sedentary lifestyles and eating unhealthy foods such as fast food and candy are major factors in why childhood obesity is on the rise in the U.S. Also food insecurity, relying on cheaper unhealthy foods for nourishment, poverty and parental influence play a role as well. 

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