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Back to School & Obesity Awareness Month

One in 3 children or 25 million kids in the United States are considered to be at an unhealthy weight. 

Childhood obesity puts young people at risk for many health problems issues that include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and even heart disease. 

It’s probably not a coincidence that obesity awareness month and the start of school coincide. The good news is the chronic diseases often associated with obesity are preventable.  Below are just a few of many ideas that might promote healthy eating and physical activity with and for the young people in your life as they head back to school.

For Young People


For Parents


For Schools


For the Community

We are looking forward to another Healthy and Happy School Year for all of our Tompkins County young people.

Source U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012

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Monthly Messages are brought to you by the Tompkins County Youth Services Department, a proud partner of The Community Coalition for Healthy Youth.

If you have further questions or comments about this message or would like information on how to become involved with the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth, please email ahendrix@tompkins-co.org

Thank you in advance for sharing this monthly message with your networks.

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