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Consequences of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a major challenge in our country. The Centers for Disease Control reports that around 12.7 million children between the ages of 2 and 19 were affected by obesity over the past decade.

The issue has grown over the past few decades, leading to some serious health problems for both children and adults. 

Image of child eating a hamburger. Childhood obesity can lead to several health risks for kids. Learn more about the health risks associated with childhood obesity here.

Resources to Help Get Your Kids Moving

Watching what you eat is very important, but staying active can go a long way toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially for the nation’s youth. Childhood obesity is a growing problem in this country, with one in three kids being listed as overweight or obese according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Children should do 60 minutes of physical activity a day, and there are plenty of ways that kids can attain that goal. Here are some fun activities that your children can do to help fight against the threat of obesity.

Image of children running. Staying active can help your kids stay fit and prevent obesity. Learn how to keep your children active and healthy.

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Three Healthy Recipes Your Kids Will Love

You don’t need fast food to keep your kids happy. There are plenty of tasty, healthy options that you can serve your children, which will help keep them in shape and prevent childhood obesity. Here are some healthy dishes that your kids will love.

Image of girls cooking. Use these healthy recipes for your kids during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in our country Rates for the issue have more than doubled since 1980, and one in three children are now either overweight or obese.

Fortunately, childhood obesity can be prevented and you can help raise awareness about how to make a difference for today’s youth. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, so we’ve compiled some ways that you can help spread the word and encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle.

Image of boy with head in hands. Learn more about childhood obesity with these tips from Westshore.

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Back to School Immunizations: Are Your Kids Prepared?

It’s back to school season, which means you’re shopping for new notebooks and getting final appointments in before the first bell. Of course, you want to make sure that the only thing your children bring back from school is homework. 

Back to school shots will not only help your children stay healthy, but also their classmates and other members of your community. 

Dr. Chantal Dalencour explains the benefits of getting your children their immunization shots before heading back to school. Talk to a physician at Westshore to see if your child is up to date for his back to school shots. Image of smiling children sitting at desks.

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2015 FARE Walk

Food allergies affect millions of people in this country. In fact, an allergic reaction sends someone to the emergency room every three minutes. At Westshore, we’re taking steps to not only help our patients with high-quality care, but also by participating in and serving as the community sponsor for the 2015 FARE Walk for Food Allergy Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Cleveland Zoo. 

Westshore Primary Care is a sponsor of the FARE Walk.

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