September Is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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“When we work together, we can overcome any obstacle and protect our Nation's most precious resource -- our children,” said President Barack Obama in a September 1st press release detailing his National Proclamation that declared September National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The President has already taken action in the important fight against Childhood Obesity, including a creation of the Task Force on Childhood Obesity that combines resources of the Federal Government to develop interagency solutions, such as an action plan to reduce the childhood obesity rate from 32% to just 5% by 2030.

At Children’s Aid, we are part of the fight against childhood obesity through education classes in cooking and nutrition, urban gardens, Youthmarkets, and advocating for food justice in all communities. Mark Childhood Obesity Awareness Month by visiting your local Greenmarket!