Across New Jersey, people are getting sick and literally dying from obesity-related conditions. The problem is particularly acute in children. Recent studies link childhood obesity to a disturbing prediction: the current generation of children in America may have shorter life expectancies than their parents.
Additionally, Americans are spending billions each year on obesity-related illnesses. If we do not work to reduce obesity among both children and adults in New Jersey, we will face a crisis of epidemic proportions.
Here are some hard facts: