Childhood Obesity

Actress Teri Garr, Betty White, along with entertainment manager Kathleen Checki

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An epidemic of obesity is threatening our nation's children. A major national initiative is desperately needed to stop it, according to a report to congress released by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Facts

Children born in the United States in 2000 have an increased risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that 30% of boys and 40% of girls will be diagnosed at some point in their lives. The risk is increased among ethnic minority groups of any ages.

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education recommends 150 minutes per week of physical education for elementary school children and 225 minutes per week for middle and secondary school children. However, nationally only 8% of elementary schools and 6% of middle and secondary schools meet these recommendations.

Over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, while tripling for children aged 6-11 years. Approximately nine million children over 6 years of age are considered obese in America today.

The Solution

Simply Consistent designed the Core Program in collaboration with a diverse group of individuals, educators and healthcare providers that believe that America's children can be saved from obesity and a lifetime of complications due to type 2 diabetes. The Core Program is an innovative program that stands to revolutionize physical education in America and promote a lifetime of good health. 

The issue of weight in America has been one of vanity instead of health. This has brought about an environment of prejudice, social expulsion, as well as psychological problems, such as depression and self-mutilation. Plastic surgery has become America's answer to obesity, instead of healthy diets and proper nutrition. We believe that the Core Program can reverse this process and bring about healthy children in our lifetime.

The goal of the Core Program is to bring fun, compassion and understanding into the school system, while equipping it with new methods of teaching physical education and promoting all around good health for life. Our goal is to motivate, honor and positively influence our children.

The program does not require extra funding or time, but it does require a commitment to the well being of the children in the United States. The Core Program is committed to conquering obesity and improving the quality of life for the future generations to come. By joining forces with educators and parents, we hope to save the children.

The statement, “no child left behind,” should also include no child left unnoticed. We must recommit ourselves to the purpose of taking care of our children and in part, each other.

We would appreciate any donation you would like to offer to help America’s children.