Obesity Infograph

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Childhood Obesity Epidemic Infographic

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5 Responses to Obesity Infograph

  1. Annie @ PhD in Parenting October 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Great infographic. I think there are some boobs missing from the first part though (in place of at least a couple of the bottles in the 1 in 5 infants drink soda part).

  2. Uly October 23, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Since 1980, the definition of “obesity” has changed at least once, to encompass thinner people than it used to. That means that comparing stats from then and now is an exercise in folly and apples/oranges.

    http://econlog.econlib.org/GQE/gqe142.html
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/guideposts/fitness/optimal.htm

  3. Nicole October 25, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Wow. 86% That’s awful. Thanks for sharing this. I copied a link and pasted on my Facebook to share with all my family and friends.

  4. Elizabeth October 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    As a citizen of our society, I am appalled by my observations of parents today. The above facts solidify my feelings beyond subjectively feeling parents are lazy, self-absorbed, and basic breeders…No longer does parenthood mean raising healthy, well-adjusted citizens…now it’s just ‘squeeze it out’ and let everyone else handle the problem.

    Why are parents allowing this to happen? Please, help me understand!

  5. Kim November 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    I know in high school (I’m a junior in college now) we had gym classes only every other day, otherwise we couldn’t have time for science labs. The days that we didn’t have gym, it was our science lab. But for New York State you NEED 4 years of gym in order to graduate. I know many seniors who had to take gym over the summer in order to get their degree.

    Also, speaking from personal experience, a lot of physical activity in high school comes from sports, dance, or other physical activity classes that require you to pay for them. Growing up I wanted to take horse back riding and cheer leading and martial arts but my family never had the money for them. So I feel that money ties an even larger role into obesity.

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