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  • In the past 30 years, the percentage of children in the U.S. who are overweight has more than doubled, and the number of teenagers who are overweight has nearly tripled.
    (National Center for Health Statistics, 2004)

  • A 2006 study predicts that by the year 2010 more than 46 percent of school-age children in the Americas will be overweight and one in seven will be obese.
    (International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 2006)

  • In 2003, just one-fifth of youth in grades 9-12 consumed the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
    (National Centers for Disease Control, 2004)


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