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Every Kid Healthy Week: Delawareans Working to Keep Our Youth Healthy!

by Michelle Z. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 22nd-26th is Every Kid Healthy Week. Every Kid Healthy Week is a national health observance focused on the nation’s problem of childhood obesity as well as its solutions: sound nutrition, regular physical activity and health-promoting school programs.  Today, about one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese; nearly triple the rate in 1963. Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. However, there’s good news: obesity can be stopped.

Here in Delaware, we're all concerned about the toll obesity is taking on our children and on Delaware’s future. It will take all of us--working together--to get our kids more active, especially during school, where they spend a large portion of their day and learn habits that we hope will last a lifetime. With just a click, your message can help set our kids on the path to a healthier future. 

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