Child Obesity

By: Shyla Baker

Obesity in children is a major issue today and fast food restaraunts and low prices and junk food in our stores are not helping the cause.


  • 1 in 4 children are considered obese

  • The obesity rate has increased between 2003 and 2015 from 8.4% to 13.9%

  • 4 in 10 people who are bullied in school are obese

  • Obesity is the number 1 leading cause in the death of children

  • Television shows and movies are part of the cause of child obesity

  • Fast food is 40% cheaper than regular healthy food

  • Fast food joints have play areas and kids toys that make children more likely to want junk food

  • The percentage of children ages 6-11 years who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% by 2012.

  • Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

  • Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. One study showed that children who became obese as early as age 2 were more likely to be obese as adults.

They use food and television as a safety net

Obesity documentary Children's Health Crisis
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In conclusion, If we start feeding our children healthier food and show them that exercise can be fun, it will lead to a less populated and healthier planet. it will also increase the rates of life expectancy and create a better world for not only our children but our grandchildren.


Green: statistics

Blue: Emotion and dedication to earth