May 9, 2023

Grim News, but Hope for Change

No, we’re not talking about the economy, or about last fall’s Presidential campaign. We are talking about some grim news about the epidemic of childhood obesity, as well as a

Recent studies have shown that childhood obesity rates continue to rise, with nearly one in five American children now considered obese. This is a serious health concern, as obesity increases the risk of numerous health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.

But despite the grim news, there is hope for change. Many communities and organizations are working to combat childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity. Schools are implementing healthier lunch options and more opportunities for physical activity, while community programs and initiatives are encouraging families to make healthy lifestyle choices.

At Wellspring, we are proud to be a part of this movement. Our programs have helped countless children and adolescents achieve a healthy weight and develop lifelong healthy habits. Through a combination of nutrition education, physical activity, and counseling and support, we have seen firsthand the positive impact that can be made on a child’s health and well-being.

While the epidemic of childhood obesity may seem daunting, we believe that change is possible. By working together as a community and supporting our children in making healthy choices, we can help combat this serious health concern and ensure a brighter, healthier future for all.