Maine Scout Leaders Help Curb Childhood Obesity

June 04, 2014

Earn the SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit Patch by Drinking Right, Snacking Smart, and Moving More

(June 4, 2014) BANGOR, ME - Obesity affects 17% (12.5 million) of all children and adolescents in the United States. In Maine, nearly one-third (28.2%) of children are considered either overweight or obese.  A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that as a result of this epidemic, children today may have a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents.