How Parents Can Take Charge of Childhood Obesity

African American father and daughter cookingdAmerica is one of the unhealthiest countries in the world by many reports. We’re out of shape and our life expectancy lowers with each plate of fried glory. This national issue spirals down to low income communities in a devastating way. Food inequity in the Black community is deeper than access to better tasting food, it’s a serious health issue. The inner-city is filled with fast food, local corner stores with no fresh produce and billboard ads selling the next “4 for $5” in just about every zip code we inhabit. All factors that contribute to our Black children being more obese and overweight than White children, according to the State of Obesity report.