Childhood obesity in the United States has more than tripled in adolescents and more than doubled among children 6-11! This can lead to cardiovascular disease, bone and joint problems as well as low self esteem. With TV and Video-games now replacing extra curricular sports it is important as a family and community to start modeling healthy behavior for our children. You can start with turning off the TV during dinner time and keeping healthy food in stock in the kitchen. Get your children involved in school sports or stay active at home by doing walks around the neighborhood or family bike rides. Lets work together to keep our future generations healthy and strong!