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African American father and son eating breakfast

In many of our inner-city neighborhoods, parents are raising future Kings and Queens in a desolate wasteland! Where genetics and insufficient physical activity were once the major cause of childhood obesity, this has been replaced with children living in food deserts that pose a serious health threat.

Getting to a grocery store nearby is often a challenge for many due to a lack of resources. Consequently, our children have a greater chance of getting high blood pressure, diabetes and a myriad of other health aliments due to being overweight.

September kicked off National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. A recent report by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) proclaimed America’s obesity epidemic has hit a new high, reporting that 17 percent of American children are continuing to put on weight! 

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source: BlackDoctor.org

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