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Childhood Obesity

Help build a foundation of health they can carry with them into adulthood!

  • 30 minutes
  • 25 US dollars
  • 18th Street

Service Description

Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States, putting children and adolescents at risk for poor health. Obesity prevalence among children and adolescents is still too high. For children and adolescents aged 2-19 years in 2017-2021: The prevalence of obesity was 19.7% and affected about 14.7 million children and adolescents. Obesity prevalence was 12.7% among 2- to 5-year-olds, 20.7% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 22.2% among 12- to 19-year-olds. Obesity-related conditions include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, breathing problems such as asthma and sleep apnea, and joint problems. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile of the CDC sex-specific BMI-for-age growth charts. Not all kids grow the same, but they all benefit from a healthy lifestyle! Help your kids build a foundation of healthy practices that will benefit them throughout their life!


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