September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood obesity is a major public health problem and has the potential to lead to lifelong issues. It occurs when a child’s body mass index (BMI) is at or above the 95th percentile for children and teens of the same age and sex. Children who have obesity are more likely than non-obese children to be obese as adults, face more bullying, have mental health problems, have diabetes and increased risk of certain cancers. The good news is childhood obesity is 100% preventable!