Obesity Prevention & Nutrition
Children who lack access to nutritious food or are overweight are more likely to develop serious and costly health conditions.
Thirty percent of children in California are overweight or obese, which drastically increases their risk of developing fatal diseases as adults, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Eating well and exercising helps children maintain a healthy weight. But there are significant barriers to healthy food and exercise, especially for kids living in poverty.