Shape Up America! was born under a lucky star because the nation’s most famous public health leader, C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, was our founder. Famous for mandating warning labels on cigarette packages and...Read more
Founded in 1994, Shape Up America!® is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness of obesity as a health issue and to providing responsible information on healthy weight management.
Fit from the Start: How to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Infancy
Make 2015 a Year of Healthy Weight for Your Family
If good health is your top desire for 2015, know that the healthy changes you make for yourself are good for your family, or future family, as well. Adults and children, as young as infants, can reap the benefits of healthy eating, daily physical activity and adequate sleep. If reaching a healthy weight is your new year’s resolution, make your goal a family affair.
The Danger of Too Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a period when both mother and baby need protection. Yet in America, at least half of all pregnancies are unplanned. More and more men and women are entering pregnancy either overweight or obese. During pregnancy, overweight women face serious health risks including high blood pressure and diabetes that are harmful to both mother and baby.
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