27 09 11 - 14:40A good idea here:
For the first time in history, younger generations will not outlive their parents.
The cause? Childhood obesity. What's more, the disease is plaguing African American populations at a rate that is disproportionately higher than the rest of the country.
Childhood obesity is a product of our environment, of our socio-economic statuses, and our geography. But, no matter the cause, we are the only ones with the power to fix it.
The NAACP is addressing this problem head on. Today, we released our brand new Childhood Obesity Advocacy Manual. Our local units are working to implement awareness, educate parents and children, and advocate for policy change - so that support can be found in the communities where it's needed most.
You can be part of the solution by helping us better understand the problem and answering a few short questions about your community today:
It's time we struck back against all the ills of the industrialized, modern, cultureless world.