If current trends persist, it is calculated that 70 million children are at risk for being overweight or obese by 2025 worldwide. In the United States, more than 1 in 3 children ages 2-19 are overweight or obese. This infographic by AAAStateofPlay.com presents state-by-state statistics on how many kids are overweight and obese using the CDC’s 2015 data. It also explores the short-term and long-term risks associated with excess weight, and concludes with 10 ideas that may help curb this epidemic before it continues to grow.
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