What Causes Obesity in Children

Obesity prevention is a national priority, and for good reason: One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Obese children and teenagers are more likely to become obese adults. Obesity increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Being overweight in childhood is associated with low self-esteem, depression, stigma, teasing and bullying, and discrimination.

Children become overweight and obese for a variety of reasons

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Senate Continuing Resolution for 2018

19/10/2017 · Record numbers of children are leaving primary school fat with one in five now obese, shocking figures suggest.

11 October 2017 - The number of obese children and adolescents has increased tenfold in the last 40 years, according to a study published in the Lancet today.

The Ending Childhood Obesity Implementation Plan guides policy-makers on the recommended actions to prevent and treat childhood obesity.