High Obesity Rates Among Infants and Toddlers

As the obesity rates in the country continue to rise, it is now apparent that no age group is safe. A newly published study of 16,400 children born in the United States in 2001 shows that 31.9 % of 9-month old babies and 34.3% of 2-year olds were obese or at risk for becoming obese.

The study can be found in the January/February issue of American Journal of Health Promotion.

Male children were at a greater risk than female children.

The scary thing is that this was based on children born in 2001. The United States has become a much fatter country since then. Start one of these studies in 2012, and I am sure these numbers will climb. Sad, Sad. We are in a country where not only do adults neglect their body and health; they are now doing the same to their off-spring.

Proper nutrition and good health should trump all ! It possess much more value than any of the material things people seem to fixate on. Lead by example and don’t be a such fat ass, you may be teaching your children to follow in your heavy footsteps.

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