The Idea Behind Let's Help Let's Move is Simple, But Needs Your Support.
The worldwide prevalence of obesity and related metabolic disorders is rising rapidly, increasing the burden on our healthcare system. Chronic Diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Chronic diseases and conditions - such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, stroke and cancer - are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.
Your support helps us prevent a development of health risk behaviors in young children and provide them and their families with a new perspective on life Ė a life where they can fully experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, a life that thrives on nutritious food and daily physical activity.
Children have a tremendous capacity to learn. They learn from observing and interacting with the world around them; they learn from educational books and toys; and they learn from parental cues. They also absorb and internalize attitudes and beliefs. This is why it is so important for us to work together to provide an environment that is not only stimulating, hopeful and joyous, but that is also grounded by a healthy belief system.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of young children by educating parents about the benefits of nutritious food and physical activities, by inspiring them to be engaged in the health education of their young children, and by providing books, activities and toys that will help their children learn to embrace healthy behaviors.
With your support, we can help young children develop an internal compass by which they will instinctively embrace healthy choices. We believe that this can be accomplished by a comprehensive approach that involves families, school systems, faith-based and community organizations, elected officials, and businesses nationwide.
The problem of childhood obesity is so broad and complex that no single approach will solve it. Everyone has a role to play in fighting the childhood obesity crisis and development of chronic diseases. Collectively, by investing today in early childhood health education, we are giving our next generation the gift of health and are contributing to economic stability in the United States.
WE ARE ONE NATION! Together we have an opportunity to ensure that the next generation will thrive in health!
Please help us with our mission! There are three ways to become involved: