Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

A Healthy Start Helps Make a Strong Start!

The first 5 years of life have the greatest impact on a person's health. In Nevada, 30% of Kindergarten students are either overweight or obese-resulting in long-term health problems, as well as lower academic achievement, social problems, and lower life expectancy. Healthy kids are happier, do better in school, and are less likely to develop chronic diseases later in life. Here are some resources to help you nurture healthy children and prevent childhood obesity.