Recent findings indicate that even infants and toddlers are now at risk for becoming obese. Current national figures for infants and toddlers show that one in 10 is overweight and more than 20 percent of children between the ages 2 and 5 are already overweight or obese.
Early obesity can lead to adult overweight or obesity and the chronic diseases that stem from weight management issues. Reversing this alarming trend is critical for parents or caregivers to ensure health for children as they grow up. Recommendations include the following:
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