September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month!

“More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood,” according to www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org

Work hard this month to encourage your children to get active and make healthy choices with food and exercise!

Check out www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org for more information and ideas on how to get involved.