Daily Archives: June 11, 2010

Our Obese Children

I have good news and bad news. Let me give you the bad news first. One out of every three (or 31.7 percent) of children aged two to 19 are overweight or obese in our country. This excess weight is medically costly, estimated at $3 billion dollars per year.In the future, these kids will have a greater risk for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.  What’s more, recent studies have shown that childhood obesity more than doubles the risk of dying before age 55, which makes this the first generation in history to potentially die before their parents.Now let me give you the good news. Michelle Obama has a plan. In […]