A new study by the government’s National Center for Education Statistics says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese. According to the CDC, nearly 1 out of 3 children ages 2 to 19 is overweight or at risk of becoming overweight.
Boxing champ Laila Ali speaks about the importance of preventing childhood obesity along with Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle in the video above sponsored by the National Institute of Health’s We Can! Program.
Partnering with Subway restaurants, the program aims to reach families throughout the United States and beyond with practical tips and tools to help children and their parents maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity. The program promotes three easy steps for preventing obesity: eat right, move more and limit screen time.