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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

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Facts About Childhood Obesity

A child who is overweight before the age of 8 is at risk for severe adult obesity.

  • 80% of children overweight at age 10-15 were obese adults at age 25
  • 25% of obese adults were overweight as children
  • 33.1% of Knox County students are overweight or obese

Obese children and adolescents have an increased risk for:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Stroke, liver & gallbladder disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gynecological problems
  • Cancers (breast, endometrial & colon)

Healthy Kids Programs

  • Healthy Kids Club
  • Health Happens


Find links to additional information about fighting childhood obesity in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Community Resources

For Teachers

For Kids