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September is National Childhood Obesity Month

According to the CDC, about 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States has obesity. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance to learn more about this serious health condition, share messages to promote healthy growth, and prevent obesity in children.

We invite you to share the following resources on social media during the month of September. Modeled after the #MoveYourWay campaign from the CDC, find sample graphics and messages below. Additional CDC resources are also available here.

The resources below include graphics, target audience, sample captions in English and Spanish, and links to be used each week throughout September.


Social Media Graphics and Messages

  1. Week 1 (September 4)


  2. Target Audience: Youth ages 6 through 17
    Sample Captions:

  3. Week 2 (September 11)


  4. Target Audience: Parents of youth ages 6 through 17
    Sample Captions:

    • When the whole family moves together, everyone gets the health benefits. Find physical activity resources for adults and kids from @HealthGov. #MoveYourWay
    • When the whole family moves together, everyone gets the health benefits. Find an activity planner and more resources for adults and kids from health.gov: https://health.gov/MoveYourWay/Activity-Planner/At-Home/ #MoveYourWay

      (Spanish) Cuando toda la familia se muda junta, todos obtienen los beneficios para la salud. Encuentre un planificador de actividades y más recursos para adultos y niños en health.gov: https://health.gov/espanol/MoveYourWay/Activity-Planner/At-Home/ #MuéveteATuManera

  5. Week 3 (September 18)


  6. Target Audience: Parents of youth ages 6 through 17; Youth ages 6 through 17 and Information for families with Special Health Care Needs
    Sample Captions:

  7. Week 4 (September 25)


  8. Target Audience: Parents of youth ages 6 through 17; Youth ages 6 through 17
    Sample Captions:

    • Tell us how you and your family moved this month by sharing in the comments with words or a photo #MoveYourWay!!
    • It's show and tell time! How did you and your family #MoveYourWay this month? Share a photo or story in the comments.