10-12-17 childhood obesity report

The Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer says a national report that shows Wisconsin’s adolescents are catching up to adult levels of obesity in Wisconsin is concerning.  The report found that 30 percent of Wisconsin children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese, while the state’s adult rate of obesity is 31 percent.  Kim Mueller says health officials, schools and the community need to work with parents to address the issue.  Mueller says it seems that part of the problem is that kids are not as active today with all of the technology available to them.