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Childhood Obesity in Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. – Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years. Studies show that nearly 15 percent of American children ages 2 to 19 are considered overweight and 16 percent are considered obese. Childhood Obesity Problems Dr. Sondra Parmer, an Alabama Extension specialist in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed), said obesity can affect a child’s life in ... Read More »

Healthy Eating Habits Start at Home

Healthy eating habits

Obesity is a national issue that continues to affect millions of Americans, specifically children and adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. To address this issue, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently mandated higher nutrition standards for ... Read More »