http://www.shape.com/blogs/weight-loss-coach/how-reverse-obesity-trend "According to projections just released by researchers at Northwestern University, obesity and diabetes are on the rise. Based on their calculations by the year 2020: 72 percent of women (up from 63 percent today) and 83 percent of men (up from 72 percent) and will be overweight or obese. 53 percent of women (up from 43 percent) and 77 percent of men (up from 62 percent) and will have diabetes or pre-diabetes. In other words, in about eight years, among your 50 friends, family members, and co-workers only 10 to 15 of them will be at a healthy weight and 25 to nearly 40 of them will have diabetes or be on their way to a diagnosis." "The average child today downs 586 calories a day from snacks, an almost 200 calorie increase compared with the previous generation,"