Action Needed on Childhood Obesity


In light of alarming statistics from the CT Department of Public Health that shows 43 percent of Latino children are overweight, action is needed.
The Connecticut Post, in an editorial, said, “This epidemic is not something subject to debate, like the impact of human behavior on global warming. More of our kids are leading unhealthy lifestyles, centering largely around inactivity and poor eating habits, voluntary or involuntary.”
The problem and the solution is not going to come from the children, the editorial observed. “All of us who deal with children, from parents to schools to outside organizations, have to push for physical activity and healthy snacks for kids. They’re going to be at risk not only for ridicule, but also for diabetes, high blood pressure and other maladies.”