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  • 11. Take the Life is Why Family Health Challenge The American Heart Association invites you to join the Life is Why Family Health Challenge this September and take a stand to prevent childhood obesity in your home.
  • 12. Addressing your Child's Weight at the Doctor The American Heart Association offers these tips for parents on how to address their child's weight with the doctor.
  • 13. Latino overweight perception may influence childhood obesity Childhood obesity affects Latinos at an alarming high rate and it is not just bad eating habits and lack of physical activity that are to blame. ?Some of us who are immigrants from Latin America have a cultural bias that distorts our perception of overweight,? explains Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph.D. ?Indeed, we have the image of chubby children being the embodiment of health."
  • 14. BMI in Children The American Heart Association offers this information on BMI in children and steps parents and guardians can take to avoid childhood obesity.
  • 15. About Metabolic Syndrome Learn about metabolic syndrome
  • 16. Your Risk for Metabolic Syndrome Some people are genetically prone to develop insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome. Learn more about metabolic syndrome.
  • 17. Losing Weight Losing weight means changing the balance of calories in to calories out. Learn more about shedding extra pounds and keeping it off from The American Heart Association.
  • 18. Life is Why Family Health Challenge Infographic The American Heart Association invites you to join the Life is Why Family Health Challenge this September and take a stand to prevent childhood obesity in your home.
  • 19. Kids Cook With Heart and Teens Cook With Heart Today 1 in 3 American children and teens are overweight or obese. Kids Cook With Heart / Teens Cook With Heart aims to change that.
  • 20. Weight Management The American Heart Association offers advice and tips on managing your weight, losing weight and obesity information.


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  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

American Heart Association
2014-2015 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 19.3%
  • Public Health Education: 38.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 15.6%
  • Community Services: 7.3%
  • Management & General: 7.7%
  • Fundraising: 11.3%