CHILDHOOD OBESITY SOLUTION – About 12% of America’s children are obese in kindergarten and 15% are overweight. It gets worse. By 8th grade 21% were obese & 17% were overweight.
Childhood obesity is a major health problem in the US.
The BMI or body-mass index at the 95th percentile among children between the ages of 6 and 11 years increased from 4.2% in 1963 to 15.3% in 2000.
HEALTH CRISIS – Childhood obesity is associated with a higher chance of premature death and disability in adulthood.
Overweight and obese children are more likely to stay obese into adulthood and to develop noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age.
ONE ANSWER – Get kindergartners moving.
The Flying Piston Benefit helps kids to learn to ride bikes by donating balance bikes to kindergartner classes across the US. We fundraise for the All Kids Bike Foundation. This weekend we are producing a charity breakfast in Daytona Beach at Destination Harley-Davidson with an online Charity Auction.
We invite you to help save the kids and get them moving. Check out the online auction at https://www.qtego.net/qlink/flyingpiston Make a kid happy, you know you want to!
Click here to signup for the Silent Auction to address the childhood obesity solution.