As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) previously reported, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese in 2012. The CDC also reported that the percentage of 6-11 year olds and 12-19 year olds considered obese rose from 7 and 5% in 1980 to 18 and 21% for those age groups in 2012. This data is a clear indication and stark reminder of how prevalent childhood obesity is in our society.
Kaplan Early Learning Company understands the health effects and life consequences that can result from childhood obesity, which is why we offer a variety of quality resources to help parents, educators, and caregivers teach proper nutrition and combat childhood obesity. Browse our various resources and tools for more information about childhood obesity and the ways you can help prevent childhood obesity from becoming even more prevalent.