English Across the Curriculum

Childhood Obesity


Studies have shown that about 30% of all children in America aged 6 to 19 are either overweight or obese. That is almost one out of three young Americans. The situation in the countries of the European Union is similar. The body mass index (BMI) is a formula to measure obesity. It uses a combination of height and weight. A BMI score of 25 or higher shows that you are overweight, and a BMI of over 30 indicates obesity.

childhood obesity

Childhood Obesity
"Teen and childhood obesity" by Gaulsstin is licensed under CC BY 2.0