Kid's Wellness & Nutrition Program
Approximately 17% (or 12.7 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese (Center for Disease Control and Prevention.)
The main causes of excess weight in youth are similar to those in adults, including individual causes such as behavior and genetics. Behaviors can include dietary patterns, physical activity, inactivity, medication use, and other exposures. Additional contributing factors in our society include the food and physical activity environment, education and skills, and food marketing and promotion.
ACD has joined forces with The Eight, Team Dove Fitness, First Steps Clinics and other organizations and companies to challenge children and their families to live healthier lives.
KOOL FIT focuses on introducing children to the 8 Dimensions of Wellness as a preventive measure against obesity and destructive lifestyles: