I was watching a program on CNBC yesterday night entitled “One Nation Overweight“. The program highlighted a few of the problems associated with Obesity but some of the most startling facts were those concerning our nations children. Take this one for example; nearly one third of the our children are considered overweight and for the first time in the history of our nation some believe that our younger generation may have a shorter life span than their parents.
Here are some informative web links to better inform you on Americas weight problem:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Childhood Overweight and Obesity – CDC
- Office of the Surgeon General – Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity
- Data for GIS Mapping – CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
For a quick overview of Obesity Trends in America with a spatial component, advance through the PowerPoint presentation created by the CDC below: