I’m with John McDougall, M.D. – we need a revolution to put an end to childhood obesity. As a nation, we should be ashamed and appalled that we are abusing our children with sugary cereals, fast food, junk food, the liquid candy called soda and school lunches that are filled with fat and sugar. In 2010, the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity revealed that 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese. We cannot wait any longer. We are condemning our children to a life of obesity, disease and to a nation that cannot afford their escalating healthcare costs. Are you ready to stand up and say, this is wrong!? Obesity is preventable and it is reversible. Are you ready to revolutionize the food that you eat and the food that you serve to your family?

White House Task Force on
Childhood Obesity, May 2010

The childhood obesity epidemic in America is a national health crisis. One in every three children (31.7%) ages 2-19 is overweight or obese. The life-threatening consequences of this epidemic create a compelling and critical call for action that cannot be ignored. Obesity is estimated to cause 112,000 deaths per year in the United States, and one third of all children born in the year 2000 are expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime. The current generation may even be on track to have a shorter lifespan than their parents.

Along with the effects on our children’s health, childhood obesity imposes substantial economic costs. Each year, obese adults incur an estimated $1,429 more in medical expenses than their normal-weight peers. Overall, medical spending on adults that was attributed to obesity topped approximately $40 billion in 1998, and by 2008, increased to an estimated $147 billion. Excess weight is also costly during childhood, estimated at $3 billion per year in direct medical costs.

Childhood obesity also creates potential implications for military readiness. More than one quarter of all Americans ages 17-24 are unqualified for military service because they are too heavy. As one military leader noted recently, “We have an obesity crisis in the country. There’s no question about it. These are the same young people we depend on to serve in times of need and ultimately protect this nation.”

Read White House Task Force on
Childhood Obesity, May 2010

Dr. McDougall said that “The pain and suffering inflicted on children by the American diet is so brutal that if it were administered with a stick, parents would be put in jail.” I believe that what we are doing as a nation to our children is wrong and that we must take action. I believe that every debt reduction discussion and plan must address the reversing and preventing of childhood obesity. Stand up for the health of our children and our Nation. You can start by revolutionizing your own health.

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