Chelsea Robbins

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Obesity has emerged as the No. 1 health problem facing children in the United States, according to a report from the National Institute of Health.

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. The percentage of obese children ages 6 to 11 increased from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 19.6 percent in 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.