Join us for
Walk to School Day
on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
In 2001, 16th U.S. Surgeon General and GENYOUth Foundation Board Member Dr. David Satcher published “The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Overweight and Obesity.” In the report, childhood obesity was labeled an epidemic, stemming from poor nutrition and the lack of physical activity. Today, we spend over $160 billion annually on obesity-related medical costs. This expense is expected to double by 2018. Obesity treatment represents a significant portion of the $2.5 trillion total spent on health and wellness nationwide. Now, more than ever, we need to develop solutions for this monumental issue.