Childhood obesity panel: 40 million kids under 5 overweight

January 25, 2016 4:43 PM

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Childhood obesity panel: 40 million kids under 5 overweight

GENEVA (AP) - An independent panel on obesity commissioned by the World Health Organization is urging governments, educators, agribusiness and food marketers to do more to help fight childhood obesity.

In a report Monday, the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity says 41 million kids under age 5 are now obese or overweight worldwide, up from 31 million in 1990. It warns rates could rise.

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