A lot of kids are eating too much food, and the food they eat is not always part of a nutritious plan. It is affecting their health now, and it will affect their health as adults if they don't get the help they need to make changes.
Research has shown that more children in the United States — and adults too — are overweight and obese than ever before. And more children are developing high cholesterol, high blood pressure and pre-diabetes. These health concerns are risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. Research also shows that overweight children are more likely to have asthma as well.