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Harvard study: More than half of U.S. kids will be obese by 35

By All The Moms

Statistics on childhood obesity are disheartening. Harvard researchers say that a disservice has been done by not looking far enough into the future. That future is even more depressing with 57 perRead full story

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  • Which is why we need to fund nutritious school lunches

  • This is horrifying. We need education and we need sensible public policy before health care costs skyrocket.

  • In New York City, at least, the lack of funding and time for school sports is a huge contributor. And keep the kids off Facebook!

  • Frightening but not surprising. Michael Bloomberg make a valiant attempt to reduce obesity rates in NYC —the big soda ban (which I was in favor of) was a bridge too far

  • This is scary. I have two kids and we try to be as active as we can with games outside, but in can be challenging with tech. To video game creators.....more video games like Wii that’s gets your butt moving.

  • Tragic.

  • The long term health implications of this study are frightening. We need to be proactive - it’s more than healthy school food and has to include a critical dismantling of the agro-industrial chains that deliver too much high sugar, high calorie foods (and just too much food, in general) to kids - and adults - with too much anxiety and too few opportunities to work it put/off.

  • Not surprising when every other person I see on the street is overweight. Strong medical evidence has shown the connection between obesity and diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and an early death. Education is in my mind the way to go... we must get away from this society of immediate satisfaction (with junk food) and move to thinking longer term... someone once told me two things I keep in mind regarding food.. first shop the outside of the supermarket and second if there are more than a few

    Not surprising when every other person I see on the street is overweight. Strong medical evidence has shown the connection between obesity and diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and an early death. Education is in my mind the way to go... we must get away from this society of immediate satisfaction (with junk food) and move to thinking longer term... someone once told me two things I keep in mind regarding food.. first shop the outside of the supermarket and second if there are more than a few ingredients especially ones hard to pronounce then don’t buy it, or eat it. I am challenged daily to eat the right things ... it’s a constant battle - wish me luck!

  • This is truly scary

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