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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our Children Are Unhealthy Too

Here are some collected statistics on the well being of our children in America (from Juice Plus)

1. By age 12, an estimated 70% of our children have developed the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries. (Bogalusa Heart Study)
2. 1 in 3 Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes. (Journal of the American Medical Association)
3. 1 in 4 children is obese. (International Journal of Obesity)
4. Nearly 50% of obese adolescents remain obese as adults ( International Journal of Obesity)
5. 7% of school age children are diagnosed with ADHD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
6. About 6% of elementary school children and 7% of adolescent children miss 11 or more days of school yearly due to illness or injury. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
7. Over 93% of all children and adolescents do not consume the recommended 3 servings of vegetables per day. (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine).

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