The problem of childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese. An article published by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry published in March 2011 stated that childhood obesity is easy to diagnose. While it is known that the annual cost to society for this level of obesity is $100 billion and responsible for over 300,000 deaths, and that there is a 80% chance that the obese child will become an obese adult, it is one of the hardest issues to address! Why? Because you have to, not only deal with the child, but the family unit as a whole! HERE is the article if you would like to check out more of what they had to say! The CDC also put out an article in September 2011 that stated that childhood obesity has tripled over the last 30 years! Here is that article! What are we going to do about it? Medi-Weightloss Clinics has put together a unique program called PowerPlay! It is a program set-up specifically for children who need to lose weight! Check with your clinic for more information if you’re interested!
Posted by: jbiggars63 | March 19, 2012
Childhood Obesity, A start to a lifetime of struggles against weight!