Childhood overweight and obesity trends are serious problems placing children at greater risks for adverse health outcomes and developmental issues.
Between 2011 and 2014, obesity prevalence hovered near 17% for children 6-12 years.
As of 2014, an estimated 14% of U.S. households were labeled food insecure, with 7.9 million children living within these underserved domains. In recent years, there has been growing concern that food insecurity and overweight and obesity conditions may be associated with each other, especially amongst children.
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