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SeptemberNational Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

American College of Sports Medicine

Sample Media and/or Newsletter or Listserv Announcement

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One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented! In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, [your organization] encourages your family to:

  • Get active outside — walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time — keep inactive (sitting down) screen time to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals — buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

  • [Add details about your local activities.]
  • [Include quote from your organization.]

For more information, visit [insert your organization information] .

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