According to the CDC, about 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States has obesity. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance to learn more about this serious health condition, share messages to promote healthy growth, and prevent obesity in children.
We invite you to share the following resources on social media during the month of September. Modeled after the #MoveYourWay campaign from the CDC, find sample graphics and messages below. Additional CDC resources are also available here.
The resources below include graphics, target audience, sample captions in English and Spanish, and links to be used each week throughout September.
Week 1 (September 4)
Target Audience: Youth ages 6 through 17
Week 2 (September 11)
Target Audience: Parents of youth ages 6 through 17
Week 3 (September 18)
Target Audience: Parents of youth ages 6 through 17; Youth ages 6 through 17 and Information for families with Special Health Care Needs
Week 4 (September 25)
Target Audience: Parents of youth ages 6 through 17; Youth ages 6 through 17