1 in 3 Tennessee kids is overweight. 1 in 5 is obese.
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in Tennessee.
More than 240,000 kids have at least 1 chronic obesity-related health condition such as diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol.
But it’s more than that.
Studies have shown childhood obesity not only affects a child’s physical health, but also mental and emotional development.
Here are 7 facts you may not know about childhood obesity:
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