There are 12.5 million obese CHILDREN in America!
According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, Obesity rates in children are as follows: Ages 2-5 12.4% (not just talking baby fat here), ages 6-11 17% and ages 12-19 176%.
Studies show that obese children are more likely to become obese adults. In 2008 the US Department of Health and Human Services found that the rates of overweight people in North Carolina are 27.1% and in South Carolina are 30.1%.
Obesity leads to many health problems; cardiovascular disease, cancers, type 2 diabetes and asthma to name some. This is not where we want our nation to go! We can stop this. My generation is now having children! It begins with us and leads into our children!
Below is a food pyramid for a child. See how you shape up to it! I have also included a vegan food pyramid!