One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Yes!
The really bad news is that childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It also puts them at risk for other nasty things… like bullying, like being picked last for sports teams and games, like being overlooked in class or judged to be less intelligent…or lazy or sloppy…or name calling… like “Fatty, fatty, two by four… Can’t get through the bathroom door!” ( I heard that one on the school bus.) [Read more…]