Wednesday, April 22, 2009

20% of America's 4 year olds are obese




http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/results.php?storyarticle=6644

In a study of 8550 children nationwide it was found that 20% of American 4 year olds are obese, thats a BMI over the 95th percentile or a BMI of 18. This sets them up for multiple health risks in later life such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and more.

This is indeed an alarming statistic as a Nation and as parents we need to create homes, where healthy meals around the dinner table and family activity is the norm.


See below for BMI charts, (BMI- weight in Kg/ Height in m squared)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/growthcharts/set3/chart%2015.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes/growthcharts/set3/chart%2016.pdf


Feel free to email or comment for suggestions and help, rebeccasubbiah@yahoo.com


Rebecca

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