FASTSTATS - Overweight Prevalence
This is not normal. 12% of children ages 2-5 are obese. Nearly 70% of all adults over 20 are obese. Something needs to be done to correct this trend. It's only going to get worse.Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are obese: 35.9% (2009-2010)
Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity: 69.2% (2009-2010)
Percent of adolescents age 12-19 years who are obese: 18.4% (2009-2010)
Percent of children age 6-11 years who are obese: 18.0% (2009-2010)
Percent of children age 2-5 years who are obese: 12.1% (2009-2010)
As for the parents. It's clear that parents alone are doing a ****ty job in america teaching their kids to eat right and exercise because 70% of the people who are old enough to be parents, the ones over 20, are they themselves obese or overweight. 36% are obese. So yeah. No wonder 12-19 years old have 18% obesity rates. it's time the state intervenes before it becomes a national crisis. It already is, the military said that child obesity is a national security risk.
So go on, you all "nanny state" haters out there, fix the problem by yourselves. Start activity campaigns. Get involved if you dont' want the state to get involved. But you won't because you all are just a bunch of talkers. Loudmouths.