Obesity makes America's kids unhealthiest generation in decades

According to a KCStar story, America's children are dangerously inactive and overweight:
America's children are getting fat - so fat that they may grow up to be the unhealthiest generation in decades.

The alarm over childhood obesity rang in 2002. New data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that 15.5 percent of children were seriously overweight and 15 percent more were at risk of becoming so.

That was triple the rate of 20 years earlier.
Experts say that this will be the first generation since the turn of the twentieth century whose life expectancy is lower than that of its parents generation. Inactivity and poor diet are the reasons.