Obesity is the number one risk factor that leads to type 2 diabetes! Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to many problems such as blindness. There is a difference between obesity and being overweight.

Overweight: Above normal and healthy weight.

Obese: Severly overweight with a Body Mass Index above or equal to the 95th percentile.

Body Mass Index: A measurement of the amount of the body’s fat based on the calculation of your height and weight.

Obesity is more prevalent than ever in our children. In Texas, 1 IN 3 CHILDREN are overweight or obese. Texas is currently the most obese state. The number of overweight and obese children has also significantly increased since 1980 (

Together we can change these alarming numbers. We are all used to a certain diet and lifestyle. Let’s change it to be healthy to prevent these avoidable yet detrimental health problems for our children.