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Ways We All Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

One of the most common chronic illnesses amongst children is obesity – affecting more than 14.4 million children in the U.S. Rates of childhood obesity have risen in recent decades and are partially linked to an increase in consumption of highly processed low-nutrition foods and sugary drinks. Less physical activity, partially due to increased use of technology, has also played… 

Obesity Now Affects Children Earlier in Life

Childhood obesity is considered a growing and serious health issue in the United States. Recent studies have shown the percentage of obese children and teens is not only rising, but obesity is affecting kids earlier in their lives than ever before. Being overweight can not only affect a child’s physical and emotional health, but it can have long-lasting effects into…