Did you know that today’s youth may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents due to high rates of obesity? This is a frightening realization especially since this generation is expected to be the first to have a shorter life expectancy. One in three children and teens is overweight or obese according to the American Heart Association. This puts these children at an increased risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart problems in adulthood. See how DEPC is combating childhood obesity with initiatives such as the Healthy Kids Collaborative!