Childhood obesity is at epidemic proportions. A generation of children face life long health problems as a result and it is predicted that sizeable number will die before their parents. The following infographic explores the link between the types of toys that have been most popular over recent decades and the increasing childhood obesity rates. Whilst the toys themselves are not to blame it is indicative of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle that now permeates many children’s lives. Whether this trend is reversed we will have to see for only strong action is likely to make a difference and the clock is ticking.