Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children.
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The Centers for Disease Control says that from 2003 to 2012, overall obesity rates remained stable. And there was a big reduction in obesity in children between the ages of two and five.
While the statistics of childhood obesity are frightening, parents have the power to reverse the trend. Playing an active role in your child\’s nutrition and fitness lifestyle can help them stay healthy and happy throughout their lives.
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