Over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for pre-school children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years of age. Approximately nine million children over six years of age are considered obese. Young people are at risk of developing serious medical problems in a society that looks down on this condition.
Goal: To reach out to school age children and teens and to help them to understand the close relationship between physical and mental health and the importance of maintaining a balance in both of these areas. Through my school programs,my fan page on Facebook, my dance activities and my exercise video, I am educating children and teens about the importance of making "healthy choices" a life long habit.