Childhood Obesity


Childhood Obesity affects more than 18% of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood

124 Million

Children and adolescents are affected by obesity


of a person’s obesity risk comes from hereditary factors

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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