Global HealthcarePublic Health

Childhood Obesity: It’s Everyone’s Business

1 Mins read

The National Business Group on Heatlh has released a new toolkit, Childhood Obesity: It’s Everyone’s Business.  It was prepared in response to employer interest in today’s realities:

The National Business Group on Heatlh has released a new toolkit, Childhood Obesity: It’s Everyone’s Business.  It was prepared in response to employer interest in today’s realities:

  • Nearly one third of children are overweight or obese.
    • Two thirds of children and teens do not meet daily exercise guidelines, and 10% do not participate in any physical activity at all.
    • 80% fail to meet daily fruit and vegetable consumption guidelines.
  • An obese teenager has a 70% chance of becoming an obese adult. And with obesity-associated health care costs for employers currently running to at least $45 billion annually, the price tag of this childhood epidemic could become unaffordable if changes are not made.
  • Employer activities and programming for children that can serve as models and the infrastructure and resources that can be leveraged.

These tools should be especially valued by any employers who are also healthcare providers

Shiftingweight (1)

  Unfortunately, the state-wide rates speak for themselves!

 

Related posts
Global HealthcarePolicy & Law

Do HMOs Deserve A Bad Reputation? The Truth Of Managed Healthcare

3 Mins read
Have you ever heard people say that HMO health insurance is no good? It’s no secret that HMOs have a bad reputation,…
Global Healthcare

5 Serious Health Problems Caused By Poor Cleanliness

3 Mins read
There are a lot of things that we need to do to stay healthy. We need to eat right, get regular physicals…
Health carePolicy & LawPublic HealthUncategorized

How Personal Injury Lawsuits Can Affect Your Relationship

3 Mins read
Accidents happen at the most unexpected time and place. When it does, victims suffer a personal injury that can have a long-lasting…