to the Ventura County website concerning healthy eating and active living,
sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County (formerly known as ALEAN VC).
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
With childhood obesity presenting a significant threat to child health, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recognizing National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month during the month of September. The AAP has developed a variety of initiatives and programs addressing childhood obesity as well as healthy active living for children and families providing resources and tools available for assessment, treatment, and prevention. Click HERE to learn more. [Source: American Academy of Pediatrics]
Book of the Month
This award-winning guide provides solutions and resources for parents and other caregivers who are concerned about childhood obesity and overweight children, and for those who simply want to learn how to help children lead healthier, more active lives. Obesity among children has reached epidemic levels in the US, affecting more than 9 million children. Not surprisingly, obesity can limit a child’s physical activity and affect his or her self-esteem. But what’s more worrisome are the health risks associated with being too heavy: type 2 diabetes, hypertension, liver disease and other diseases and conditions. [Source: American Academy of Pediatrics]