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

by Melissa B. 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.

Only six percent of kids in middle school or high school have daily PE at school; and only two percent of school-aged kids consume the right amounts of nutritious food. Please take the time to visit our action center to send your legislators an email letting them know that all heart healthy issues are important to you.

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