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Childhood obesity isn’t limited to one state or town. It’s a nationwide concern. Download our online toolkit – complete with sample PSAs, proclamations, and news releases – for quick, easy ideas for bringing National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month to your community.

Use the Tools

An online toolkit provides information, Web links and tools to promote and celebrate September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. We wish you much success in helping the U.S. ensure a healthier future for our most important resource: our children. Download the COAM toolkit today.

"Right Now"

“Right Now” is Jocelyn Buchanan, Dawn Burnett, and Dre Buchanan’s message to all who are out of balance with life choices. With over 30 percent of America’s children being overweight or obese, threatening an entire generation with serious chronic illnesses and shortened life spans, Jocelyn, Dawn, and Dre wanted to produce a message that would appeal to both children and parents, encouraging them to take control of their lives in hopes of preventing them from becoming another statistic.

Henry Gets Moving

Henry the Hamster is a youngster who overcomes his obesity challenge with an active lifestyle and healthy eating. His story is told in a bilingual (English-Spanish) children’s book, Henry Gets Moving. When we first meet Henry, he is overweight, having difficulty in school and at play. Like many children, Henry is teased for his weight. A discouraged Henry receives positive support from his friend, his physician, and his family to overcome his obesity and poor eating habits. Henry’s determination and his positive support network are the foundation of successful community wellness movements. Learn more.