Over the past few decades, childhood obesity has become a serious issue throughout the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity among children has seen a dramatic increase in the past 30 years. Nearly one third of American children were considered obese or overweight in 2010. What makes these findings more alarming is that children and adolescents who are overweight are at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cancer. It is imperative that we stand together as a community and collectively make an effort to correct and prevent …
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