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Obesity rates have more than doubled among children and quadrupled in adolescents over the last 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With nearly one-third of all children and teens in the United States overweight or obese, this serious health issue  increases risk for additional health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and asthma.

You can help fight these health risks by introducing a healthy lifestyle to your children’s daily lives today:

  1. Eat Healthy
  1. Increase Physical Activity
  1. Form Good Habits at School
  1. Establish a Healthy BMI

Help curb childhood obesity by adopting a healthy lifestyle for you and your family today. You can find more information at Mass in Motion or Let’s Move.

How do you promote healthy habits with your children? Tell us by commenting below or tweeting @MassGov

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