Fall 2013

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One in three children are obese in America. There is a lifetime of health risks ahead for these children who are our children. Childhood Obesity is not inevitable, it’s a choice we’ve made as a society. We’ve chosen to eat poorly because it’s convenient and cheap and we’ve chosen to keep our children indoors because we are afraid for them. Okay, it’s time for a change. Change begins at home, one child at a time. It’s harder to eat poorly at home, if there is no junk food available and its easier to be active if parents are active with their children. Parents have a special responsibility for the health of their children that goes beyond vaccinations and doctors visits. For more information, go the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.