There has been buzz recently about the decline in early childhood obesity rates, stemming from a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicating that the rates have declined within the last decade. To read more about these results, take a look at the United States Department of Agriculture’s blog post, which includes a compilation of resources available that are addressing this issue from a national perspective.
The Daily Herald newspaper also highlighted this issue, providing insights into the county perspective. Take a look at the Herald article “New hope in obesity battle as rate drops among U.S. toddlers” from March 4, 2014.
Here in South Snohomish County, we at Verdant are supporting a number of programs aimed at increasing the physical activity levels of all kids. Click the links below to learn more about the programs we’re supporting:
- Move 60
- Move 60 Teens
- Healthy Habits
- 3rd-Grade Swim Lessons
- Bike Basics 101
- Bike Helmets for Low-Income Children