Inactivity and obesity are serious problems that are affecting kids at an alarming rate.
The good news is, we are doing something about it.
Imagine being a kid again, but this time, you’re constantly reminded of your weight – by your friends, by the media, by the world. It’s tough. This can lead to negative self-perceptions and feelings of worthlessness that can stick around well into adulthood. – Children’s Medical Center
Why 100 Mile Club?
Many children who currently suffer from obesity will continue to suffer with these consequences far into their adult lives. Our evidence-based program focuses on school and parent involvement in children’s physical activity and is the best current practice to combat childhood obesity.
Reaching epidemic levels in the United States, where 1 in 5 children and adolescents are affected. 100 Mile Club is getting kids off electronics and outside moving. We are making great strides, yet we have a lot of work still to do.
Childhood obesity does not disappear after childhood: 80% of obese children will be obese in their adult lives, and 70% will be obese over the age of 30.
100 Mile Club is working hard to reverse these statistics and YOU can help us!
Give the gift of health!