This is a very popular subject now.....BUT, I have visited many schools this past year, and don't recall seeing a large nimber of overweight or obese students in the classes or in the halls. In fact, I cannot remember seeing one pudgy kid!
Do you think that this is a regional or income related issue?
I visit schools in New Jersey, most have been in middle class neighborhoods, with a good mix of incomes and ethnic backgrounds.
What is your experience? Compare it to your K12 education when you were growing up. Have you noticed an increase in the number of overweight children in your classes.
I have to be honest, I suspect that this issue is more Hype than fact. I guess that I'm just a hard sell!