Healthy Eating - The Facts

Want to learn more about the serious issue of childhood obesity?  Here are some staggering statistics: 

  • According to the American Heart Association, 23.9 million children ages 2-19 are overweight or obese.  This breaks down to 30.4% of girls and 33.0% of boys.

  • According to Let's Move, Americans are now eating 31% more calories than 40 years ago.  We are consuming 56% more fats and oils and 14% more sugars and sweeteners.  The average American eats 15 more pounds of sugar a year than in 1970.