The Fight Back From Childhood Obesity. By: Eric Milks. Childhood Obesity in America. In 2012 1 in every 3 children in America were overweight or obese. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescent in the past 30 years
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By: Eric Milks
In 2012 1 in every 3 children in America were overweight or obese.
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescent in the past 30 years
23.9 million (17%) children age 2- 19 are overweight or obese
46,ooo,ooo,ooo $ goes into medical cost a year for obesity
Obesity occurs through many reasons such as poor parenting, mental problems or disorders, and genetics.
Obesity is a problem because not only is it related to one of the top killers in the country cardiac arrest. But, it is also related to disease, disability, mental problems, and genetic problems.
Educating parents on how to raise healthy children and build healthy eating and exercising habits
Teaching kids about proper eating and exercising habits
Interventions and intervention strategies to encourage overweight kids to live a healthier life style