Childhood Obesity in Dallas
When children are obese and inactive, they are much more likely to develop early onset of one or more of 20 chronic diseases. These health problems have a significant impact on a child’s physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as their ability to learn and lead productive lives. The statistics surrounding children and obesity are alarming. More than ever, Dallas children need our help in their fight against obesity.
Consider these statistics regarding Dallas children:
- 36% of high school students was obese or overweight in 2011, compared to 28% of other students in the U.S.
- 1 in 3 children born after 2000 is likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes.
- Only 1 in 5 third-graders passed the Texas-mandated FITNESSGRAM® in 2008, compared to about 1 in 3 across the state.
- Only 1/3 of high school students achieve recommended levels of physical activity.
- More than 80% of high school students report eating fewer than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
MyFi Brings Hope to Dallas
Despite these discouraging facts, there is hope for Dallas children. MyFi is dedicated to helping the kids of Dallas and their families make long-term improvements in the way they eat, play and live.