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Childhood Obesity Month Featured

Written by  Thursday, 29 August 2019 22:15
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September is Childhood Obesity Month, and it’s a time to raise awareness of a health crisis that affects Oklahomans today and will have repercussions well into the future. In Oklahoma, 18.7% of kids ages 10-17 are obese. Sugary drinks, unhealthy food and a lack of physical activity are key reasons why Oklahomans children are at an unhealthy weight.


Childhood obesity can lead to lifelong physical and mental health issues such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, depression and at least 13 types of cancer. Additionally, a child that suffers from obesity is more likely to become an obese adult, making this a life-long health struggle.


Shape Your Future, a TSET-funded program, provides extensive information about obesity to educate Oklahomans.

 

Shape Your Future offers practical tips for families, educators and communities. 


We each have a role to play in creating a healthy future and modeling healthy behavior to the next generation. Taking action now will have a dramatic impact on the lives of our children and their future.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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