Preventing Obesity in Kids and Teens
Obesity is a condition defined as having abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. In the United States, this is a condition that has grown to affect all age groups. Obesity rates among children have doubled since 1980, and have tripled for teens. About 19.7% of children ages 2 to 19 are considered obese. That means that about 1 in 5 American children has obesity.