A newly released government teen fitness survey has concluded what everyone already knew, kids are fat.
According to the partially released survey, only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged 12 to 15 meet the government’s Lets Get Moving program recommendations.
The results are based on about 800 kids who self-reported their activity levels and had physical exams as part of the 2012 National Youth Survey.
Government researchers won’t call the results disappointing, but lead author Tala Fakhouri of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said, “There’s always room for improvement.”
The CDC released partial results Wednesday from the fitness survey, which involved kids aged 3 to 15. Other results from the same survey are pending and include fitness data based on more objective measures including treadmill tests.
Fakhouri said the nationally representative results provide useful information for initiatives that aim to increase kids’ fitness, including the Let’s Move anti-obesity campaign launched by first lady Michelle Obama in 2010.
Kids in the survey reported on which physical activities they did most frequently outside of school gym class — basketball for boys and running for girls.-Fox News
Look, it is very simple. Parents need to grow a pair, and push back at their whining kids, and insist on not buy crap food like Twinkies and Ding Dongs.
This is solely on the parent, who are probably obese as well, and cannot speak to their kids of self-control, because they do not possess this self-control themselves.
Step away from the burger and fries.