SEVERE WX : Winter Storm Warning - Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Childhood Obesity on the Rise

New data predicts a majority of American kids will be obest by the time they are 35 years old.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 6:13 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- New data predicts a majority of American kids will be obese by the time they are 35 years old.

The new computer analysis was published as part of a larger effort called the "Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study." It involved about 42,000 children and adults.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says roughly 20 percent of American children 6 to 19 years old are already obese.

There are ways to reverse the trend:
-Teach children to read food labels,
-Show them how to cook,
-Take them to a local farmers market so they can see how and where various foods are grown,
-Let them choose the healthy snack,
-Be the example -- kids copy parents' examples. So if you choose healthy snacks and exercise regularly, kids are more likely to as well.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 63°
Brookings
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 59°
Crater Lake
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 59°
Grants Pass
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 63°
Klamath Falls
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 59°
Late Afternoon Showers
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Saturday, May 25 morning weather

Image

Youth organizations volunteer to receive Boatnik donations

Image

Southern Oregon advances in game one of NAIA Softball World Series

Image

Medford neighborhood marks 40 years as historic district

Image

Friday, May 24th Evening Weather

Image

Skilled to Work: Eagle Point CTE

Image

Family remembers Medford hiker who fell from cliff

Image

Daily J! - Annual Events

Image

Staying safe while out enjoying Jackson County's waterways

Image

Water Safety