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About 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States has obesity. Certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health condition. While there is no simple solution, there are many ways communities can support children with their journey to good health. Parents and caregivers can help prevent obesity and support healthy growth by being aware of your child’s growth. Learn more about how childhood obesity is a public health problem with facts from the CDC here.