Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. Even greater disparities exist among Hispanics and children of color.
Childhood obesity puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood.
We need your help to spread the word to encourage children to be active and eat healthy!
In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (September) we created HealthyKidsRock and HealthyTeensRock
Healthy Kids Rock & Healthy Teens Rock (HKTR) is a Health series that embraces the impact of music, entertainment & fun to attract a young audience with the purpose of inspiring them to make daily healthy eating and physical activity choices.
The HKTR Youth events team visits various youth-driven locations with activities such as Healthy Cooking demonstrations, Live musical performances which includes a kid-friendly dj, lessons in Hip hHop dance, Zumba, Jazzercise, Urban Farming, Martial Arts, Basketball, Skateboarding along with a fun education piece.
Some HKTR visits includes Local health & fitness experts providing free health screenings and product demonstrations and fun giveaways!
Free healthy alternative snacks and beverages will also be provided.
Contact Us to Book the Healthy Kids Rock Team for your upcoming events!