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America faces a serious public health crisis.
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 affect the health of families in your community?
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Being overweight increases children’s risk for:
High Blood Pressure
Type 2 Diabetes
(Image of inactive children seated on a couch eating popcorn.)
Being overweight may also lead to:
Poor body image
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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! focuses on educating parents, caregivers and youth about improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.
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500+ We Can! communities are already helping parents and children make healthier choices nationwide.
(Music continues to play as a image of a map of the United States fills with graphical representations of the 500+ communities participating in the We Can! program across the country.)
We Can! sites include:
Schools and Universities
Park and Recreation Departments
Hospitals and Healthcare Systems
State & Local Health Departments
(Two images of two young boys playing in a playground, and a third image of a female instructor sitting at a table, in a classroom, going over a brochure with a mother and her son.)
We Can! offers flexible, turn-key resources to help your community learn how to maintain a healthy weight.
(Images of We Can! resources.)
(Two Images on the top right, of children, with the saying “Who Can Make it happen?” overlaying the image, and a third image of the Community toolkit in the bottom right-hand corner.)
We Can! will enable your community to:
Collaborate with community stakeholders across the country.
Learn from other community groups.
Mobilize your community for action!
(Two images of four women at a We Can! community site, and another image of two adolescent girls outdoors at a We Can! community site. Music continues.)
Join the We Can! Community by becoming a We Can! site.
Visit the We Can! Web site for free materials:
or 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.)