|September 2013 is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month|
Childhood obesity is a serious issue facing families everywhere, including thousands right here in the Tampa Bay area. In the United States, one in three children is considered to be overweight or obese.
Fortunately, childhood obesity is preventable. When families and their community work together, children can have encouragement and opportunities to be active and make healthy food choices. Here at All Children's Hospital we work hard every day to ensure that children have those chances.
For those already struggling with their weight, Fit4Allkids is an intervention program that helps children, teens and their families make healthy choices though fun, interactive classes that encourage participants to do their best and reach their own goals. The program is currently offered at 4 local YMCA locations.
In addition to intervention, we also offer Kohl's Cooks for Kids family nutrition and cooking classes. These classes provide parents an opportunity to involve their kids in the kitchen and are a great way to get picky eaters to try new things!
For more information on our programs and tips to keep your family healthy, visit www.fit4allkids.org.