Increasing obesity rates have been well-documented among U.S. adults. 

The United States also has the highest prevalence of childhood obesity in the world. 

Children were followed throughout fifth grade until 2004 and 2016, respectively.

In 2010, 3.9 percent of children entered kindergarten with severe obesity.

Childhood obesity can lead to a host of mental and physical health problems.

Our findings indicate that no, obesity must continue to be a public health priority.”