Child Obesity 2017-10-17T20:30:14+00:00


Child Obesity

Problem Snapshot: Child obesity thrives

The nation’s top public health epidemic is starting with children.

In less than 15 years, nearly 1-in-2 Americans in many states will be obese – which does not include those who are overweight.  For African-Americans it will be 3-in-4; and for Hispanics, it will be 2-in-3.


80% of youth who are overweight at
ages 10 to 15 will be obese at age 25.


25% of children ages 5-10 have high blood pressure,
high cholesterol or other warning signs of heart disease.

Learn more about a vital component of the solution – youth-led educated consumerism.

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