St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
BYO Recreation, a comprehensive distributor of commercial playground equipment, is joining the fight against childhood obesity by helping parents, schools and facilities celebrate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (COAM).
More than 23 million children in the United States ages two to 19 are obese or overweight—medical experts consider this statistic an epidemic. Nearly one third of America’s children are at early risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. This epidemic prompted the first COAM in 2010, which called national attention to the issue. Since then, every September, Americans come together to promote awareness of childhood obesity and a healthier future for children. This year marks the fourth annual COAM, continuing the national fight against childhood obesity. The COAM Web site provides more information about childhood obesity and details on the movement.
BYO Recreation is joining the fight. Their mission is to create play for children all over the country, regardless of budget. This mission aligns with the goal of COAM to motivate families and communities to become healthier. BYO Recreation’s Create Play Program helps ensure that more children have access to playgrounds and play spaces that allow them to learn, grow, exercise and be healthy. The Create Play Program, established early in 2012, provides facilities with grants for 50 percent off select playground structures. Throughout the duration of the Create Play Program so far, BYO Recreation has supplied hundreds of playgrounds to facilities nationwide. Thousands of children across the country now have a place to play and stay physically fit.
During the month of September, visit BYO Recreation's Blog and Facebook, where BYO Recreation and its family of brands will promote COAM and help inform parents, schools and facilities about childhood obesity and what can be done to help create a healthier future for American children.
About BYO Recreation
Headquartered in St. Augustine, FL, BYO Recreation is one of the most comprehensive and fastest growing recreational equipment suppliers in the world. Since 1999, the company has helped thousands of schools, churches and communities create recreational spaces that are truly Beyond Your Ordinary.