Report Finds Childhood Obesity on the Rise: Does Your Kid Have a Healthy Weight?

Are your kids overweight or just about right? If you think they’re about right, you’re like most parents in the United States, according to research. But a lot of parents are wrong, and you might be, too. About 17 percent of kids and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese, up from 5 percent in 1974, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).