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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

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Help Stop Childhood Obesity

One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Coastal Health District encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

  • Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.
  • Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day.
  • Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Get THE FACTS about childhood obesity.

Click HERE for a child and teen BMI calculator.

Quick, Healthy Snack Ideas for Parents

How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?

Set Healthy Eating Goals

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