End childhood obesity
Sep 16, 2009 | 3789 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

Our Health is Worth Fighting For.

Did you know nearly 1 in 3 children and teens are overweight or obese in the United States? Experts say it is possible that my generation could be the first in history who do not outlive our parents.

We can not solve the childhood obesity epidemic without motivating kids to make healthier lifestyle choices. If youth are all committed to this than we can all work together in the fight against obesity. That is why I, and more than one million other young people, have joined the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s empowerME Movement.

All across the country young people like myself are working to inspire each other to eat better, move more and to be a solution to America's obesity epidemic.

The Alliance has designated the month of September as Go Healthy Month. I hope you will encourage kids you know to celebrate by joining the empowerME movement, inspiring others with their incredible stories, and attending or organizing Go Healthy Month events in their community.

Help us empower youth to make sure our generation will live longer, healthier lives.

Sincerely,

Karina

Youth Advisory Board Member

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