By: Shyla Baker
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.