Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. Today, nearly one in three children in our nation
is obese or overweight. This issue is even more severe in Indian Country as a study of four-year-olds found that obesity is two
times more common among American Indian/ Alaska Native children than any other racial or ethnic group studied.
One-third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic
obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and asthma. In 2002, more than 100,000
American Indians and Alaska Native adults, or nearly 15% of those receiving care from the Indian Health Service (IHS), were
estimated to have diabetes. Become a Let's Move! in Indian Country Community