I was just doing some random googling when I came across this article from ESPN. ESPN? Come on, this fits my topic amazingly! It also includes a video, which is a new’s story I belive. It is very informative and I am in love with the interview because I rather watch something then read it. This is what I find the craziest part in the article:
” 20 percent of U.S. children will be defined as obese next year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s about four times what the rate was in the 1970s. Using the body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of one’s weight in relation to height, obesity is defined as being at or above the 95th percentile based on standards established in the 1970s for kids who are the same age and sex.
• Between 1971 and 2006, the number of 6-to-11-year-olds considered overweight more than quadrupled — from 4 percent to 17 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
• There’s a 70-80 percent chance that an obese child will become an obese adult.• $14 billion is spent annually on child obesity-related health care costs, American Heart Association president Dr. Tim Gardner said during a recent press conference. Overall, annual obesity-related costs total $117 billion.
• 22 percent of schools don’t require kids to take any P.E.”
Crazy???? Yes, It is.