This program is specifically designed for children and their parents. Through modern research and innovative programming, we have developed a blue print to combat childhood obesity and malnutrition. This program is committed to helping kids create a new life, which has long term results.

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12.7 million children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese. By partnering with community stakeholders, community organizations, and governmental services we are able to assure that each and every child gets a balanced meal.

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Being committed to act is the foundation of the A. Roy Heron Global Foundation. We understand what it means to be on the front line to ensure that communities across the globe have access to quality nutrition and health services.

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Welcome Letter

Welcome to the A. Roy Heron Global Foundation’s website. We invite you to join us in our efforts and commit to guaranteeing the success and wellbeing of each of every child. Today, we stand ready on the front line of one of the toughest challenges we will ever face as an organization, combating childhood obesity and malnutrition.

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Childhood Obesity Part 1

Childhood obesity has been called one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century, and with good reason.

Obesity can harm nearly every system in a child’s body—heart and lungs, muscles and bones, kidneys and digestive tract, as well as the hormones that control blood sugar and puberty—and can also take a heavy social and emotional toll.

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Childhood Obesity Part II

Obesity rates are higher in adults than in children. But in relative terms, the U.S., Brazil, China, and other countries have seen the problem escalate more rapidly in children than in adults.

Of course, some regions still struggle mightily with child hunger, such as Southeastern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. (5, 6) But globalization has made the world wealthier, and wealth and weight are linked. More