Nearly 17% of children in the U.S. ages 2-19 are obese, and another 15% are overweight. Childhood obesity disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority populations. An estimated 43 million preschool aged children are overweight or obese, a 60% increase from 1990, and Colorado has one of the fastest growing childhood obesity rates in the nation.
We can't let this continue. Send a letter to State Board of Human Services in SUPPORT of standards that ensure physical activity, limited screen time and basic nutrition standards at licensed childcare centers.
Child care providers should meet minimum, uniform standards in nutrition, physical activity and screen time limitations. Doing so will help contribute to reducing our growing childhood obesity rates, and set Colorado children on a path to living healthy lives.