Child obesity has been in the news lately and for good reason. Michelle Obama is on a mission. In my opinion, a good mission; obviously to address the health of our children but also to reduce the rising cost of health care. The only way employers can impact medical insurance costs (for employers AND employees) is to reduce the amount of medical claims. In other words, you need healthy employees with healthy dependents. The statistics regarding child obesity are alarming.
Here is one of the articles I recently read: Childhood Obesity Costs Employers in Health Care, Productivity!