Americans are all too aware that many of our children are overweight or even obese. For parents, the good news is that there are many resources now available to help keep our children at healthy weights or to help overweight children reduce their weight.
The recent White House Task Force report on childhood obesity targeted four priority areas for reducing childhood obesity. These are also the pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama's national Let's Move! campaign to end childhood obesity:
- empowering parents and caregivers
- providing healthy food in schools
- improving access to healthy, affordable foods
- increasing physical activity
"The childhood obesity epidemic in America is a national health crisis."
— White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, May 2010