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Child Health Day October 5th!

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Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 1:00AM

This day is celebrated in the United States to help raise people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health.

 

HISTORY

Each year since 1928, under a joint Resolution of Congress, the President of the United States has proclaimed Child Health Day. This day was originally celebrated on each May 1 until 1960 when the date was changed to the first Monday in October of each calendar year.

In a response to a plea from both the American Federation of Labor and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs to proclaim the day, United States President Calvin Coolidge was the first president to issue a Child Health Day Proclamation while the resolution was still pending in Congress.

 

Let's teach our children the importance of healthy food choices and physical activity.

 

One thing you can teach your child is that snacking doesn’t always have to come in a “bag”. Food can be real, fun and healthy! 

 
What will you teach or do for your children's health today?
 
 

Childhood Obesity Facts

 
  • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
  • The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.
  • In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
  • Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.
  • Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.
  • Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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