William Mellor

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The long-term health effects of childhood obesity are staggering. Later in life, obese or overweight children have an increased risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. Prevention of obesity through healthy lifestyle choices is key to rolling back this serious threat to children and their parents. To mark National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has designed this infographic that details the dangers of obesity and provides ways that parents and children can lead happy and healthy lives.