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April-Obesity Awareness & Education Month Info

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 12:17 AM Comments comments (68)
Obesity Awareness & Education Month

Obesity is Epidemic in the US 

  • 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 6 children suffer from obesity.
  • Obesity puts you at risk for other health issues such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Please listen to the podcast below presented by the CDC to learn more about obesity.  You will also learn how organizations like Take Care Community Outreach, Inc.are helping to decrease this epidemic.

 We hope you have had time to calculate your BMI and to learn more about obesity and risk factors associated with obesity! If not, click on the picture below.  Type in your height and weight to calculate your BMI and learn more!

Data/Facts from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey & The CDC
  • About 12.5 million children and adolescents in the US are obese
  • The prevalence of Obesity among children and adolescents has almost tripled since 1980
  • There are disparities that contribute to an increased prevalence of Obesity among children in the US.
  • Obesity is greater among children from low-income households.
  • Obesity increases the risk of low self-esteem and depression among children and adolescents.
  • Obesity increases the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, some cancers and Type 2 Diabetes in children and adolescents.  These diseases increases their chance of developing Cardiovascular Disease.

Please take a listen to the podcast below where Magdalena Berger, a researcher at New York Department of Health & Mental Hygiene talks more about the dangers associated with childhood obesity.

Healthy Eating & Physical Activity are the key to helping prevent childhood Obesity.  

Take Care Community Outreach, Inc. (TCC Outreach) supports Let's Move!  Which is an initiative, started by our First Lady, Michelle Obama that is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity.  As an organization that focuses on the improvement of our community, we aim to help improve the health of families and children in the US.   

Click the link below to learn more about this initiative and to also view tips about healthy eating and physical activity.
If you are in need  of help to find funding so that you can provide healthy food to your child or children, please contact us.  Also stay connected to keep them involved in our community activities that help promote health!

Please keep checking the website or like us on facebook (click here) for exciting updates and information related to the health issue this month. 

As always, we would like to continue to engage the community in our outreach efforts.  If you have a story to tell about obesity or would be interested in volunteering to teach others in our community, please contact us. Simply click here.