Childhood obesity is a major public health problem. In the 2007-2008, 17% of US children are obese, and certain groups of children are even more severely affected by this problem.
There is no single or simple solution to childhood obesity. It is influenced by many different factors, including a lack of access to healthy food and drinks as well as limited opportunities for physical activity in the places where children live, play and learn. Working together, states, communities, and parents can help make the healthy choice the easy choice for children and adolescents.