Obesity is a huge problem. About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese. In 2010, approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years were found to be obese. According to the CDC in 2010, no state had a less than 20% of the people living there obese. Thirty-six states had a prevalence of 25% or more; 12 of these states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia) had a prevalence of 30% or more.
HealthRock’s Let’s Move: Songs About Exercising, Eating Health and Controlling Weight is an effort to combat obesity. It has just won a 2011 CD of the Year Award from Creative Child. You can hear snippets of the songs at HealthRock® “Let’s Move” CD