Childhood obesity is such an epidemic here in Georgia! Currently, Georgia is ranks 49 in overall prevalence with 37.3% of children considered either overweight or obese. The Georgia prevalence of overweight and obese children has risen since 2003.
The Louie’s Kids, a national nonprofit that helps treat childhood obesity as well as promotes a healthier more productive lifestyle. A recently announced the list of celebrities who will play in the 3rd Annual Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge. This event will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Joe Riley Park in Atlanta, Georgia and will be an amazing ‘Field of Dreams’ day as celebrity teams play against each other to raise awareness and monies for Louie’s Kids to combat childhood obesity in the areas hardest hit by this epidemic.
Check out Louie’s Kids website www.louieskids.org to see when an event is in your area. Help prevent the next child from becoming a statistic.