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Childhood Overweight and Obesity

Obesity now affects 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the United States.

Childhood Obesity Facts

How many children in the United States are obese?

Defining Childhood Overweight and Obesity

How is childhood obesity measured? 

Causes and Consequences

What contributes to childhood obesity? What are the health risks?


Related Information

Child and Teen BMI Calculator

Use the child and teen BMI calculator for children aged 2 through 19 years old.