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Childhood Obesity

childhood OBESITY

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



1988-1994 2007-2008

NON-HISPANIC

WHITE BOYS 11.6% 16.7%



NON-HISPANIC

BLACK BOYS 10.7% 19.8%



MEXICAN

AMERICAN BOYS 14.1% 26.8%



Obesity Increase in Girls



1988-1994 2007-2008

NON-HISPANIC

WHITE GIRLS 8.9% 14.5%



NON-HISPANIC

BLACK GIRLS 16.3% 29.2%



MEXICAN

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



SOLUTIONS



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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Childhood Obesity

shared by krblack on Oct 30, 2012 in Health

Childhood Obesity

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