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Patriot Perspective: Kids who eat well learn better, live longer

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The fact is this: Healthy food plus active bodies make children better equipped for success.

The equation is simple, and we must all do the math. One-third of our kids are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for a variety of health complications and chronic diseases, including heart disease, gallbladder disease, asthma, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.

Alarmingly, obesity contributes to one-fifth of all cancer deaths in the United States.

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