"Child obesity around the world has reached alarming levels. An estimated 41 million children under 5 years old are either obese or overweight as of 2014, and the epidemic is hitting developing nations especially hard," writes Laura Lorenzetti in the January 25, 2016 edition of Fortune.
"The total number of obese young children in countries in Asia and Africa now outnumber those in wealthier nations like the U.S., and those numbers are growing rapidly, according to a new report from the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity...
'Obesity ranks up there as one of the biggest issues, and it is preventable,' said Miriam Nelson, director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention at Tufts University...Children who are obese are very likely to remain obese as an adult, putting them at higher risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and asthma.
'Prevention of childhood obesity,' according to the study. 'will result in significant economic and intergenerational benefits that currently cannot be accurately estimated or quantified.'"
Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness
In Early Childhood Settings
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