childhood obesity

CDC Forecast: Obesity Rates Could Reach 42% in U.S. by 2030
According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 32 million Americans will become obese by the year 2030. That's in addition to the 34% of American adults that are currently considered obese. Many of those expected to become obese adults are currently…
Mom’s Diet For Seven-Year-Old Daughter Causes Controversy
One mom who put her seven-year-old daughter on a strict diet after being diagnosed clinically obese is being criticized for putting her young daughter on a diet. Her daughter was being attacked at school for being overweight, so the mom decided to put her on a strict diet and started writing about i…
Child Removed From Home For Being Too Chubby
An eight-year-old boy from Ohio has been removed from his mother's home for being too chubby, according to The Daily Mail. Social workers have placed him in foster care and say his mother isn't doing enough to control his weight. He weighs 218 pounds which is almost the weight of four norm…
Governor Snyder Wants To Track Childhood Obesity
In order to fight childhood obesity, Governor Rick Snyder wants doctors to start reporting the body fat levels of children under 18-years-old to a government registry. Snyder is hoping this information will allow officials to track down the problem and try to to cut down the obesity rates before kid…