October 2011

Weighty Issues for Kids
Taking Aim at Childhood Obesity

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

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.  Read more about childhood obesity.

Community Immunity
How Vaccines Protect Us All

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

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. Read more about the importance of vaccinations.

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