Taking On Childhood Obesity

By Shavon Arline, Director of NAACP Health Programs

Childhood Obesity is a national epidemic that is plaguing the African American community at alarming rates. At our centennial convention, the NAACP passed a national resolution encouraging units to save our young people. First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Initiative is the White House response to this crisis. The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity has released a Report to the President that is now available to the public. Click here to read the report.

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NAACP is addressing childhood obesity as a national health priority. Here are the facts: