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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Although some decline has been observed in the rates of obesity among preschool-aged children, the CDC reminds us that the prevalence of obesity among 2-19 year-olds remains stable at 17% or about 12.7 million children and adolescents. The American Heart Association warns that childhood obesity is causing a variety of health problems not traditionally seen until adulthood.|Read Full Article

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Fruites & Veggies: More Matters • Produce for Better Health Foundation
ChooseMyPlate.gov • US Department of Agriculture
Recommendations for Physical Activity in Children • American Heart Association
Nutrition for Everyone: Fruits & Vegetables • CDC
Childhood Obesity Facts • CDC
Health in the News
Back to School Tips to Ensure Healthy Nutrition for Children • News Medical
Giving Babies Healthy Foods Early May Shape Childhood Tastes • Fox News
Pack a Healthy Lunch • Alabama Media Group
Ten Best After-School Snacks • Everyday Health
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