Over the past 4 decades:
Quadrupled among children ages 6-22 yrs.
Tripled among adolescents ages 12-19 yrs.
Doubled among children ages 2-5 yrs.
Today nearly 23 million children and teens are either overweight or obese.
Obesity strongly associated with cardiovascular disease risk, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and dyslipidemia.