Diabetes and Obesity
Risk in Children



Children born in the U.S. have a one in three chance of developing diabetes. The odds increase for African-American children, in whom two in five children will develop diabetes. In Latino children, half will develop diabetes.
U.S. Children 1 in 3
African American Children 2 in 5
Latino 1 in 2

Obesity in Children

During the past 30 years, obesity doubled in children age 2-5, and ages 12-19.

In children age 6-11, obesity rates have tripled.

Preventing Childhood Obesity; Health in the Balance.
Institute of Medicine; 9/2004
Nutrition Action; 1/2006
Industry Can Play a Role in
Preventing Childhood Obesity;Inst. Med. 2004

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