Did you know that 1 in 5 school age children in the United States has Obesity? This site gives a great reference for parents and guardians, or others interested in learning more about obesity pertaining to children. It can be extremely difficult and stressful to see a child struggling with their weight. This site will share important information as to what obesity is, how it is measured, contributing factors, preventative measures, and the risks involved for children. I have also included community efforts that have been put in place to help reduce this health issue as well as national policies that can help children and families eat healthier foods and be more active.