Sign OAC’s Childhood Obesity Petition if You Believe Children with Obesity Deserve the Same Access to Healthcare as Adults

Obesity is a disease at any age, and obesity rates in children often increase with age.



Childhood Obesity affects more than 18% of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood


Children and adolescents are affected by obesity


of a person’s obesity risk comes from hereditary factors


Childhood obesity places kids at risk for disease that were once only seen in adults, such as type 2 diabetes. These health issues, if left untreated, worsen with age. In order to address this, comprehensive care for children with obesity is needed to help families. Families need valuable resources to help them address the issue with their children and provide the necessary care.

What You Can Do:

We believe that children with obesity deserve the same access to healthcare as adults. Do you? If you do, Take Action to help us raise awareness about this issue and sign-on to the OAC’s childhood obesity petition!