Obese Children and the Food Police
A new study showed that nearly one-third of 9-month-olds are obese or overweight, as are 34 percent of 2-year-olds. The study showed that starting out heavy puts kids on a course to stay that way. Two recent studies, one in 2009 and one in 2010, confirmed that early obesity leads to later obesity and the health problems associated with being obese. The CDC says that childhood obesity has tripled over the last three decades and in 2008, almost 20% of kids between the ages of 6 and 11 were obese.