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America’s Struggle With Childhood Obesity

According to a recent report from CNN, the childhood obesity problem in the US is not getting any better.  In fact, not only are the students getting larger, but now furniture, clothing and more is expanding to support these children.

According to the CDC, 17% of children are obese and 1 in 3 kids are obese or overweight. We were terrified to see the report mention that the rate of childhood obesity has risen so much that pediatricians say growth charts no longer are applicable to today’s youth.

This article continues to describe new companies that sell adjustable desks for larger students, larger chair options and more.  Unfortunately offering these larger options to students often times leaves them feeling different and as if they’re being called out.

What do you think about the rising issue of childhood obesity?