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Wellness Bulletin August 31, 2015
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Happy Monday!

It is hard to believe another month has passed us by! As we enter into September, it is essential that we recognize National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Why is this month important to promote? Not only is it part of our mission to encourage healthier lives in our communities, but the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stated that one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. This statistic can directly correlate with immediate and at times long-term health issues, such as: heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes and asthma. This month make the extra effort and help to create change by spreading ideas to prevent childhood obesity.

My current blog discusses ideas and concepts of how to share and make changes in your communities. It is important to start off small by sharing ideas that can be easily implemented in your community. For more information on National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and how your department and community can become involved, then please read my blog.

Let’s come together during the month of September to provide necessary steps to battle and increase awareness of childhood obesity across North Carolina. For more information on healthy concessions, physical activity programs, or healthy eating then visit the NCRPAWellnessInitiative homepage.

If you have ideas or suggestions of promoting National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, then please share by submitting or emailing us on thewellnesssite here:(,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant,NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27506


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