What is the Problem?
Obesity affects approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents, between 2 and 19 years of age, in the United States alone. That is, 17% of children in the United States are obese.
This growing population of children and young adults are more susceptible to developing various life threatening diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Inactivity among the younger generation is arguably one of the most significant causes of childhood obesity.
The team behind Ohana aims to reduce the growing rates of childhood obesity by motivating children, between the ages of 10-14, to exercise through the creation of fitness challenges and various exercise related games. Children can challenge their friends and family members and, in the process, build a support network to help them stay active while also enjoying themselves. Ohana creates an active and exercise oriented community that will help children to lead healthier lifestyles in the hopes of reducing childhood obesity.