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.
Due to the alarming concern over the rise in childhood obesity rates here in Los Angeles, Ready, Set, Gold! was formed in 2006. The mission of Ready, Set, Gold! is to promote student fitness, proper nutrition, a drug-free lifestyle and overall well-being.
The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.You can encourage communities, health professionals, and families to work together to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic and show people how to work towards a solution.
Visit healthfinder.gov to find out how you can make a difference.