September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Attention is being given to this Current Health Issue.
On August 31, 2011 President Barack Obama declared September as “National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month”. It is wonderful that national attention is being given to this serious issue and that positive steps to change have been introduced.
Children’s Yoga Books supports that President’s initiative and his Proclamation, which can be read here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/08/31/presidential-proclamation-national-childhood-obesity-awareness-month
On the website “Healthier Kids, Brighter Futures” they explain http://www.healthierkidsbrighterfutures.org/ that - “More than 23 million children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood. It’s not too late for our children. The first-ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September 2010 drew important public attention to the issues surrounding childhood obesity and made an impact in reducing the prevalence of the epidemic. This year, we’re doing even more to spread the word to communities throughout the U.S., and President Barack Obama has lent his support to this important initiative through his recent proclamation. But we can’t do it without you. We need your help to spread the word to encourage children to be active and eat healthy.”
We here at Children’s Yoga Books are doing what we can to get children moving in classrooms in schools and living rooms in homes. We have helpful and easy to use resources for parents and teachers. Check out the resources at: http://www.childrensyogabooks.com/products.php
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Janet Williams, B.Ed, RCYT is a certified Primary/Junior Teacher, Yoga Instructor and Author of the Award-winning book “What I See, I Can Be: A Guided Yoga Flow for Children”. Concerned about the childhood obesity issue and high anxiety kids face, Janet created easy to use Kids Yoga Resources so that Parents and Teachers could get their children active and fit – and calm and relaxed. Janet offers a “95 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certification” that is recognized by Yoga Alliance and is excellent for parents, teachers, daycare providers, youth leaders and health care professionals.
To learn more: www.ChildrensYogaBooks.com