Childhood obesity threatens the health of our young people and their future potential. Today, more than 23 million children and adolescents in the United States—nearly one in three young people—are either obese or overweight, putting them at higher risk for serious, even life-threatening health problems.
If we don’t reverse the epidemic, the current generation of young people could be the first in U.S. history to live sicker and die younger than their parents’ generation.
For real change to happen, we need to change the root causes of childhood obesity. It's going to take a movement to change schools, to change communities, and to change national policies.
There’s hope. Join the national PreventObesity.net network of parents, schools, leaders, activists, and volunteers committed to ending childhood obesity.
With your help, we can bring together the people needed to turn this epidemic around and improve the health of our children, families and communities.
Together, we’ll help raise awareness about the impact of childhood obesity – and change our culture and our public policy to do something about it. Join the movement. Pledge to help fight childhood obesity today!