The rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years. Now, a growing number of young children have Type II diabetes and heart disease, too. Those are scary statistics — especially to Dr. David Katz, who has spent his career researching children’s nutrition. The director and co-founder of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, Katz has kids’ heart disease, diabetes and their primary cause, obesity, in his cross hairs.
Here, he shares thoughts on this growing threat to our kids and even his favorite heart-healthy burger recipe.