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Addressing childhood obesity to build ROI
Childhood obesity (including being overweight) has arrived at epidemic levels. Globally, an estimated 22 million children under the age of 5 are overweight; 10 percent of those ages 5 to 17 are overweight or obese. During the last two decades, annual obesity prevalence rates in the 5-to-17 age group have increased by 0.5 percent per year in Brazil, and by almost 1 percent per year in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.