childhood obesity

A 7-year-old girl authored a children’s book titled, “Not Fat Because I Want To Be,” in order to expose the challenges of being an obese…

Each day in this country we think about obesity. It has become an epidemic. Childhood obesity is even more shocking. Take a look at these two facts: Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled. Keep reading to […]

VIA: www.newsone.com he First Lady has penned a piece for Newsweek explaining why she’s opted to use her platform to combat childhood obesity. Particularly among Black Americans, both children and adults are disproportionately likely to be overweight or obese, and to be affected by the health problems that frequently result from that. To learn more […]

VIA: www.huffingtonpost.com First Lady Michelle Obama taped an interview with Fox News’ Mike Huckabee that aired tonight in which she discussed her efforts to battle child obesity, an grave problem she believes “we can really fix.” Huckabee has been a strong supporter of the First Lady’s efforts, in part due to his own struggles with […]