Top 5 Childhood Obesity Infographics

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The Global Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Globally 1 in 10 children are obese, but the epidemic is not attainment the attention it warrants, according to new metrics by GLOBALHealthPR, which measured the online conversation rates for childhood obesity.

global chilhood obesity epidemic

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Food Advertising and Childhood Obesity

American children spend 44.5 hours a week watching television and are exposed to up to 30,155 TV ads a tear! 50% of these ads are for candy, snacks, sugary cereal and fast food, so it’s no surprise that Americans spend nearly $6.5 billion on holiday candy every year and 1/3 of American children are overweight or obese.

food advertising and childhood obesity

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The childhood Obesity Epidemic
Since 1980, childhood obesity rates have tripled. If the current trend continues, more than 86% of adults in the United States will be overweight or obese by the year 2030. But how did we get so big so quickly?

childhood obesity epidemic

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Stop Childhood Obesity

Environment also plays a key part in childhood obesity. Today, children spend more time inside watching TV or playing video games rather than playing outside or exercising. Since they are not moving around and burning off the calories and fat they ingest, children begin to gain weight rather than lose it.

stop childhood obesity

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The Weight of Childhood Obesity

The 1/3 children are obese or overweight and the 1/5 children are obese or overweight by the time they enter school. From 1999-2008, the percentage of youths with diabetes or “prediabetes” increased from 9 to 23.

the weight of childhood obesity

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  1. TylerDurden

    I can’t imagine a bigger pile of BS. The obesity rates in the US are based off of the BMI index. BMI sampling has been proven again and again to be unbelievably inaccurate. All of these numbers are wrong. And I’m sorry, I find it extremely difficult to believe that 1 in 5 infants drink soda.

    Please don’t believe statistics unless a detailed report on how those stats were collected is offered with them.

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