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Each day in this country we think about obesity. It has become an epidemic. Childhood obesity is even more shocking.

Take a look at these two facts:

  • Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.
  • Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled.

Keep reading to see even more unnerving statistics about why our children are so overweight. What can we do about it?

Childhood Obesity Epidemic Infographic

Brought to you by MAT@USC Masters in Teaching

Make sure to read: Simple Ways To Get Your Teen To Eat Healthy

Shocking Look At The High Cost Of Childhood Obesity  was originally published on