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Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being. According to the Centers for Disease Control, health effects include high risk for cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, prediabetes, joint problems, sleep apnea, cancer and poor self-esteem.

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Leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

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A helpful toolkit for school PTAs and PTOs with information about healthy, activity-based fundraisers, including two local school examples.

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Parents and caregivers can set a great example for the whole family by creating a healthy environment at home. Any combination of steps–making fruits and vegetables part of every meal, limiting treats, walking and playing, even shopping together–an add up to make a real difference in children’s lives and help build healthy habits for life.

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Every year KidsHealth helps tens of millions of parents, kids, and teens by providing information, perspective, advice, and comfort on a wide range of important health and family issues.

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An unprecedented survey by the United Way of the Treasure Valley is identifying overlooked issues, inspiring new partnerships and energizing fundraising.

 

 

 

 

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