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Childhood Obesity by the Numbers

Data on the expanding waistlines of kids across the nation and around the world.

In our latest “Hive” project, Slate is asking for your best solutions to the problem of childhood obesity. The percentage of kids in the United States who are obese has more than doubled in the past three decades, and obesity puts children at risk for related chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and more.

Click here to launch a slide show of maps and graphs illustrating the scope of childhood obesity in America.

Then submit your ideas on how to reverse the trend.