Childhood Obesity affects more than 18% of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood
Children and adolescents are affected by obesity
of a person’s obesity risk comes from hereditary factors
Childhood obesity places kids at risk for disease that were once only seen in adults, such as type 2 diabetes. These health issues, if left untreated, worsen with age. In order to address this, comprehensive care for children with obesity is needed to help families. Families need valuable resources to help them address this issue with their children and provide the necessary care.
It is crucial we work to prevent obesity in children and work to treat it when it becomes present. Children and adolescents deserve equal access to care. Parents, caregivers and healthcare providers need to be armed with the resources and tools necessary to treat and prevent childhood obesity.
Childhood Obesity Resources
- Childhood Obesity Stigma
- What is Childhood Obesity?
- Measuring Weight in Children
- Additional Childhood Obesity Resources
- Weigh In Guide: A conversation guide for parents + adult caregivers of children. (Ages 7-11 years old)
- Weight Bias and Childhood Bullying Infographic
- Weight Bias and Childhood Obesity Infographic
- Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project
- CHAMPS Overweight and Obesity Treatment and Prevention Resources
- Healthy Active Living for Families
- Weigh In: Talking to Your Children About Weight and Health
Childhood Obesity: What Can Parents and Caregivers Do to Help?