As the youth of today become America’s adults of tomorrow over the next three decades, the epidemic of childhood obesity will severely take its toll in health expenditures, productivity, and physical and mental disability.

The American Heart Association estimates that one in three children and adolescents are overweight or obese.

According to the United States Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2010, there were approximately 74.1 children in the United States, with an anticipated increase to 80.3 million children by the year 2030.

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