OTHER ALARMING FACTS
ABOUT CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Overweight children and adolescents have approximately 70 % (percent) chance of becoming overweight adults, increasing their risk for Diabetes mellitus Type-2, heart disease, sleep apnea and many other illnesses.
Nearly 23 % (percent) of children don’t engage in any spare-time physical activity, and 60 % (percent) of children ages 9 to 13 don’t participate in any organized sports or physical activity program outside of school.
More than 70 % (percent) of high school students don’t attend physical education classes daily.
More than 250,000 USA children ages 1 to 6 are heavier than the weight limits for standard car seats, and most are 3-year-old who weigh more than 40 pounds
Dr. Augusto Agostini
Ph. D. in Nutrition