Preventing Childhood Obesity:: Health in the Balance by Committee on Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth
English | Jan 31, 2005 | ISBN: 0309091969, 0309093155 | 435 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
Childrens health has made tremendous strides over the past century. In general, life expectancy has increased by more than thirty years since 1900 and much of this improvement is due to the reduction of infant and early childhood mortality.
Given this trajectory toward a healthier childhood, we begin the 21st-century with a shocking development-an epidemic of obesity in children and youth. The increased number of obese children throughout the U.S. during the past 25 years has led policymakers to rank it as one of the most critical public health threats of the 21st-century.