Today, almost one out of three children within the United States are overweight or obese and childhood obesity has tripled over the last three decades. This problem imposes serious health risks that could impact children for the rest of their lives. Lifestyle changes have greatly contributed to childhood obesity, including a major increase in portion size. In addition, overweight children face a great risk of self-esteem issues. The Let’s Move! initiative encourages parents to become educated not only about childhood obesity, but also about ways they can implement healthy eating habits within their families in order to provide a healthier future for their children.