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Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has tripled over the past 30 years, leading to serious health risks. Today, one of every four kids in Wyoming is either overweight or obese.

Consider Type 2 diabetes. Often associated with adult obesity, it’s a rapidly emerging problem among children and adolescents.

To help Wyoming kids grow up strong and healthy, we all need to work together–families, neighborhoods, schools and physicians. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming is taking the lead by:

  • Empowering physicians with childhood obesity prevention toolkits
  • Engaging parents through targeted education and outreach
  • Providing funding for childhood obesity prevention

What parents can do:

Now is the time to teach kids healthy habits they will carry into adulthood.

These resources will help:

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