Did You Know?
One in three children are now overweight or obese.
Obesity is the #1 health threat in the United States
Obesity is the #2 cause of preventable death in the U.S. (2nd only to smoking)
33% of middle school students aged 11-14 are overweight or at risk for being overweight.
Obesity has a significant impact on a student's overall academic performance.
Students who exercise regularly and eat healthy do better in school.
Some types of Cancers are linked to obesity.
Medical expenses exceeded $2.1 billion in 2004 and continue to rise.
Over 65,000 deaths occur annually due to obesity-related illnesses.