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America faces a serious public health crisis of overweight and obesity.

Overweight has more than tripled among youth and adolescents since 1980.

(Map of the United States displayed.  Chart overlays the map; depicts growth of overweight from 5% in 1980 to 17% in 2004.)

This problem touches millions of families across the country…
…How does obesity and overweight affect your family’s health?

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Being overweight increases your child’s risk for:
High Blood Pressure
Type 2 Diabetes
Sleep Apnea

(Image of inactive children seated on a couch eating popcorn.)

Being overweight may also lead to:
Low self-esteem
Poor body image

(Background begins to fade to lighter blue.  Image of girl insecurely staring in mirror.)

Parents and families CAN have a major impact on shaping the behavior of children.

(Music becomes faster, more upbeat, and happy.  Background fades to light blue.  Images of a woman walking with a girl in the woods and of a man assisting a boy swing a baseball bat.)

We Can! Can Help!
We Can! is a science-based national education program from the National Institutes of Health

We Can! offers simple tips and fun, healthy activities that you and your family can do together

Get your family moving…
Balance Energy Every Day
Reduce Screen Time

(Image of young boy staring at television screen.)

Be More Active

(Image of man playing football with two children.)

Eat good food that’s good for you
Control portion sizes
Maintain a healthy weight for life

(Images of children eating healthy portions of salad, fruit and ice cream.)

You can find We Can! online or in your community. 

Start making healthy food choices and increase physical activity today!
Free parent handbook!

(Images of the free parent handbook, a girl eating fruit, a local We Can! community site and an instructor talking with a woman and boy.)

Adopt healthier habits at home with your kids today!
Free parent handbook!

Visit: http://wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov
Call: 1-866-35-WeCan

(Images of a girl cooking and the free parent handbook.  Logos for the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health.  Music ends.)