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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 have obesity?

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.