The childhood obesity epidemic has more than tripled since the 1970s. Now nearly 1 in 5 school age children have obesity, and 15% of children in greater Norwalk are clinically obese.
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and Norwalk Community Health Center is holding its first ever walk to help raise awareness and funds to enhance prevention measures.
READY SET WALK will take place Sunday, Sept. 23 at 9 am at Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT.
This event is part of NCHC’s broad-reaching efforts to provide youth and their families in the community with all the tools needed to attain and maintain good health. The family-friendly Walk starts at 9 am and includes post-walk KEEP MOVING activities for children and adults.
“NCHC's Campaign to Prevent Childhood Obesity is about encouraging annual pediatric checkups, connecting patients with recommended physical activity, and improving healthy food access and options for everyone. And above all, it is about guiding our kids, their families and our community to adopt healthy habits for a lifetime,” notes Craig Glover, Norwalk Community Health Center Chief Executive Officer.
For more information on READY SET WALK and to register, visit the link below. https://nchc.salsalabs.org/2018readysetwalk/index.html
Photo Caption: Norwalk Community Health Center hosts a Farmers Market on site every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., providing fresh fruits and vegetables for sale. All are welcome. Pictured here, adults and children being served sampling fruit smoothies.