1. COAM Month
  2. LiveWell Lecture Series
  3. Group Fitness Classes
Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

What is COAM Month?

The overarching goal of COAM is to continue to build awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic and to motivate families and communities to become healthier through programming and events. President Obama and the U.S. Congress both issued proclamations declaring September 2010 to recognize the first-ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The movement to recognize and act on childhood obesity continues to grow as organizations and initiatives from every sector unite to work toward a healthier society.

Why Should I Care?

Childhood obesity isn’t limited to one state or town. It’s a nationwide concern. In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups. This rise in obesity rates has affected our youth in alarming fashion. Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. And this epidemic puts nearly one third of America’s children at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke – conditions usually associated with adulthood.

How Can I Get Involved?

This year, LiveFit Southlake has joined the fight to help end childhood obesity. During the month of September there are many programs, athletic leagues and promotions that will help get you and your child learn more about health and wellness. To view a full schedule of events, click here