October 2011

  • Illustration of a family picnic with healthy foods and kids at play in a park.

    Weighty Issues for Kids

    Taking Aim at Childhood Obesity

    Kids today confront a growing problem—childhood obesity—that puts them at risk for a host of life-long medical conditions. Fortunately, there’s a lot that families and communities can do to help reduce childhood obesity.

  • Illustration of boy looking at a Band-Aid on his vaccinated arm.

    Community Immunity

    How Vaccines Protect Us All

    Parents know that kids are vulnerable to a host of infectious diseases. Research supported by NIH and others proves that the benefits of vaccines in preventing illness and death greatly outweigh the risks.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Bryan Ewsichek (design)
  • Bonnie Flock
  • Belle Waring
  • Harrison Wein