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September 16, 2008

Fight childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is now regarded as the No. 1 health concern among parents in the U.S., topping drug abuse and smoking.

Parents can be part of the solution and can improve the health of their children by making lifestyle changes including offering healthier foods and more opportunities for physical activity.

With nearly 25 million kids overweight or obese, parents need to embrace the role they play by ensuring the health of their kids.

September is Go Healthy Month, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, is asking parents and kids to make this No. 1 concern their No. 1 priority.

Visit www.HealthierGeneration.org and be part of the solution to ensure our children have the chance to outlive our generation and live healthy lives.

Shannon Knopke
Kansas City

Comments

T. Hanson

Kick their butts off the sofa and from playing Baseball on the Playstation and tell them to get their ass' outside. I swear I think that the TV is a babysitter.

Ironicly ABC is having a "stay at home and watch TV week" next week. I find that is something that should be discouraged. But I guess TV Stations don't money for active people.

 
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