The Potential Benefits Of Childhood Obesity
This age group is expected to have a shorter lifetime than that of their parents ' generation. The goal of this challenge is to change this statistic so the statement would be: This age group is expected to have a longer lifetime than that of their parents ' generation.
5. One out of three children will be at greater risk develop some sort of cancer in their lifetimes (Healthy Weight, Healthy Child, 2010). Because of the link between obesity and the rate of cancers ' we would like this goal to be that no children would be at a greater risk of developing cancer due to the child 's body mass index (BMI).
6. Seventy percent of the overweight are in the 95th percentile youth (5 to 17 year olds) had at least one, or more risk factors of cardiovascular disease(Healthy Weight, Healthy Child, 2010). The goal for this challenge is to get that 70% risk of the children that fall in the growth charts 95th percentile with the risk of cardiovascular disease to be cut in half if not