One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Higher racial and ethnic disparities persist among communities of color. Black and Latino youths have substantially higher rates of overweight and obesity than do their White peers. This is true among younger children, older adolescents, and both boys and girls. But childhood obesity can be prevented. See this toolkit, sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine, for ideas for social media campaigns, newsletter announcements, and activities suggestions.
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