Supporting Action for Healthy Kids is a priority for me because I spent a majority of my life being overweight from childhood into adulthood. I don’t want that for the future of our country. I always say that small steps lead to big strides and this is just one of those small steps. This is our future. There are many health issues that are associated with childhood obesity but there are ways to stop that. Action for Healthy Kids EDUCATES our children on healthy options and the reasons for choosing those options over others…and when to make those other choices.
Action for Healthy Kids works with schools to educate children on healthy options for a healthier diet. Also, the program helps with getting healthier options in schools for kids to eat. In some cases, the meal provided at school is the only hot meal a child receives in a day. It’s important work this group is doing and it benefits every child. Obesity does not discriminate.
This is your chance to make a difference in the life of child. I am asking you to take a moment to help make a difference through a donation. Any dollar amount helps the cause and is greatly appreciated.
I have made a commitment to run the Chicago Marathon and to promote healthy living for myself and our society. Running to promote a healthy lifestyle and to fight childhood obesity is a perfect complement. I want future generations of children to be healthy and succeed in school and in life.
Childhood obesity is a major problem that needs addressed. More than 30% of American children are obese or overweight. This is triple the number than in 1980. Action for Healthy Kids is helping make a difference through several great programs. Check out their website www.actionforhealthykids.org to learn more.