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.