Wednesday, April 22, 2009

20% of America's 4 year olds are obese

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)

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