It’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. And this year we’re not asking you to be aware of childhood obesity, we’re asking you to be aware of what’s at stake. And what’s at stake is time – the time that makes up the futures of our nation’s youth.
If obesity among kids continues to increase at its current rate, this might be the first generation of young people in U.S. history to live shorter lives than their parents.
How much shorter? We can’t say. We don’t have a formula available yet to calculate how many days of lives will be lost by excess caloric intake and too many hours of inactivity. But whether it is two years, five months, six weeks, or a handful of days, if living healthier can give us more time to live our lives and achieve our dreams, we think that’s reason enough to take action today.
And our action today will make the difference for our kids’ futures. This MIGHT be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents. “Might” means there’s time to change. “Might” means we have the power.
So this month, we’re asking you to dream and dream big and answer the question, “What would you do with more time?” And what actions are you willing to take today for more time?
Take one small step today.