This month the Trust for America’s Health issued it’s 2011 report on the status of America’s Health. The title? “F as in FAT: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future

Some facts reported in the report:

  • Since 2008, 16 states saw an increase in their obesity rates, while no states decreased.
  • Twelve states now have obesity rates above 30% (Four years ago, only one state was over 30%).
  • More than 1/3 children ages 10-17 are obese or overweight.
  • Nationwide, less than 1/3 of all children ages 6-17 engage in vigorous activity, defined as at least 20 minutes of physical activity which causes the child to sweat and breathe hard.
Apparently we failed the test, but how can you pass when the curriculum itself is failing?