Did You Know?
  • “Approximately 80% of children who were overweight at aged 10-15 years were obese adults at age 25 years.”

  • Although genetics play a role in a child’s susceptibility to excess body weight, contributing factors such as a high calorie food supply and a lack of physical activity have a significant effect on weight.

  • "On average, people who are considered obese pay $1,429 (42%) more in health care costs than normal-weight individuals."

  • Studies have identified an association between childhood obesity and asthma.

  • “Ohio has the 10th highest percent of obese adults and the 15th highest percent of obese and overweight children in the U.S.”

  • ”Type 2 diabetes is increasingly being reported among children and adolescents who are obese.“ The onset of diabetes in children can lead to advanced complications such as cardiovascular disease and kidney failure.