Nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese, increasing their risk for asthma, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep problems, depression, and bullying. Some of the contributing factors are decreased exercise, large portion sizes, too much refined foods, not enough whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and the inability for low-income families to access healthy foods.
United States First Lady Michelle Obama launched “Let’s Move” in February 2010 to help solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, so that kids born today reach adulthood at a healthy weight. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America has joined some 50 other faith and community organizations in supporting this national initiative to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity by launching Adventists InStep for Life, an initiative to assist Adventist churches, schools and health care organizations in tackling the challenge of childhood obesity.
As a part of the Adventists InStep for Life initiative, Mt Tahoma Seventh-day Adventist Church has set aside September 25,2016 as “Let’s Move! Day.” More than ever the time has come for God's message of healing and restoration to be heard. Let’s Move Day is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact for Christ in our communities