• “These days, it seems as though everybody is talking about overweight and obesity.  Why is it such obesitya big deal?  One in three children is considered obese or overweight as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Overweight children tend to become overweight adults – 70 to 80% of overweight adolescents become overweight adults.  This condition has significant impacts on social, emotional, and physical health of children and adults."                                                                   
    From nrgbalance, the Website for:
    (PANA) Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity

    Two suggested websites that provide interesting information regarding this topic include the following:
    • www.cdc.gov/nutrition – go to the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
    • www.nrgBalance.org - Energy balance for a healthy child.Both sites provide information on healthy weight, nutrition, physical activity, screen time alternatives, balanced meals, low/no calorie beverages and much more.