14. August 2012 10:18
Check out this infographic by the Institute of Medicine: "Obesity: Complex but Conquerable." It illustrates quite dynamically the obesity problem that lays before this nation.
Today’s Herald-Sun featured a guest column by Melanie Busbee (Communications Manager with the Partnership) that focuses on childhood obesity and what parents should expect of high-quality child care centers in regards to health and wellness practices that help prevent this serious problem. As mentioned in the column, nearly 10 percent of infants and toddlers have excess weight and almost a third of children are overweight or obese. Research tells us that excessive weight gain in infants and toddlers is more likely to lead to overweight children. And evidence indicates that for children under the age of six with a high Body Mass Index (BMI), adult obesity is likely to follow.
>> The Herald-Sun guest column can be read in full here.