Combating Childhood Obesity
Combating obesity starting at a young age is an effective way of maintaining a healthier population that spends less private and public funding on healthcare.
Obesity can cause a range of health concerns, including diabetes and chronic heart disease, as well as negatively impact a child’s quality of life. It has been proven that this type of preventative healthcare is less expensive and more effective than treatment of chronic diseases.
As America shifts its healthcare focus from treatment to prevention, we will be able to spend far less on healthcare and have a healthier population. Ensuring access to healthy foods and information, as well as instilling good habits and lifestyle choices at an early age, can lead children to make healthier choices throughout their lives, helping to avoid expensive health problems in the future.
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