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What is AYORP Foundation?

A real life approach to help American Youth reduce obesity and live healthier lives through Awareness, Education, Demonstration, Prevention, Support, Research, and Development.

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What is Obesity?

Obesity is a medical condition whereas excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may adversely affect the health of a person. It can lead to health problems and reduced life expectancy.

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Risk Factors

Recognizing the risk factors is an important first step in determining if your child is headed toward obesity, here are some key factors we can look at as well as tips to develop healthier habits...

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We Need Your Support

The AYORP Foundation depends on the contributions of people like you, to ensure we can continue to provide crucial programs and information to protect the health of Americas Youth for generations to come.

AYORP sponsors Miss Diamond Bar Pageant booth at Diamond Bar's Concert in the Park event. During the event we conducted a behavioral study to collect statistics and data on consumption of snack foods at a large social event.

AYORP is sponsoring Arizona's Masters BeerFest as a Fund-Raising Event!

Four sessions of craft beer sampling with live musics, food and fun:

Saturday & Sunday
VIP: 11AM-12PM : 4PM-5PM
GEN: 12PM-3PM : 5PM-8PM

Indulgence. It’s part of what makes life worth living—giving in to temptation, letting go of one’s inhibitions. And one of our nation’s favorite indulgences? A smooth, cold, creamy, delicious scoop of ice cream.

In case you missed it, Tuesday the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Vital Signs report showing obesity rates among low-income preschoolers declined in 19 U.S. states and territories between 2008 and 2011. Forty states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories (U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) were included in the study, and of those, twenty reported obesity rates that held steady and 19 saw declines.

AYORP, American Youth Obesity Research & Prevention is dedicated to changing the future of obese American Children by spearheading a national movement that invites people to help recognize, prevent, and stop obesity in its tracks. Our ultimate goal is to Reduce Obesity to the minimum — once and for all. 

We cannot achieve this goal alone. Your dedication and passion are critical to strengthening our movement and realizing our mission: To educate, partner with, prevent and eliminate, through research and ongoing education, the crippling health effects of obesity and to improve the lives of all America’s youth currently affected by obesity. Obesity currently affects more than 25% of America’s youth, and those figures are conservative. Not all overweight youth are obese. However, even youth that are slightly overweight can also be at higher risk for other health problems. The affects of obesity are far reaching, from infancy well into adulthood.

The American Medical Association, the nation's largest physician organization, officially classified obesity as a disease on Tuesday that requires medical treatments.
The decision goes against the recommendation of a committee of experts that conducted a year-long study on the issue.

Obesity is a medical condition whereas excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may adversely affect the health of a person. It can lead to health problems and reduced life expectancy.

A person is considered obese if his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight of an average person. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 and 29.9; and a person is considered obese if his or her BMI is over 30.