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Understanding Childhood Obesity

Obesity in Children

Today, one in three children is affected by childhood obesity. While efforts spanning from school cafeterias to capitol hill all strive to combat childhood obesity, we continue to face a growing epidemic threatening the future of our children’s health and quality of life. Alongside the health impacts of childhood obesity, children affected by obesity often find themselves the target of obesity stigma and bullying.

In this section, you will find an in-depth look at childhood obesity, its causes, how to measure it and more. You will also find information on childhood obesity stigma and how you can combat it.