Childhood obesity is a pressing issue in today's
society. Obesity rates in the past three decades have
tripled. Children in America are at a significantly
higher risk of becoming obese or overweight. Not only
does this cause health issues later in their lives but it
causes children to live a life that could not be fulfilling.
Obesity Increase in Boys
WHITE BOYS 11.6% 16.7%
BLACK BOYS 10.7% 19.8%
AMERICAN BOYS 14.1% 26.8%
Obesity Increase in Girls
WHITE GIRLS 8.9% 14.5%
BLACK GIRLS 16.3% 29.2%
AMERICAN GIRLS 13.4% 17.4%
1 in 3 CHILDREN ARE OVER WEIGHT
PORTIONS 2 TO 5 TIMES BIGGER
33% WATCH MORE THAN 3 HOURS OF TV
SNACK SIZES HAVE GROWN
KIDS EAT 50% OF RECOMMENDED VEGETABLES
1/3 OF MEALS ARE FAST FOOD
30% MORE IN HEALTH COST
DRINK LESS POP MORE WATER
CHOOSE HEALTHIER CHOICES
INCREASE ACTIVE PLAY 60 MINUTES
With statistics pointing to childhood obesity rates on
the continuing rise Americans need to do something.
Americans are responsible for the future of these
children. Americans need to take action and become
informed about what is happening and provide
healthier options for these children.
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