Meanwhile, on the other end of the life-cycle scale, more than half of our nation's children are considered overweight. According to a web-source January 2002), 72% of children are overweight. Of the 130 parents polled on this website, 72 percent think their children are overweight, and 67% percent said they are worried about it. Nevertheless, 76% said that despite their The Atlas of Natural Cures concern, their children are not on a weight-loss or fitness program. Evidently, their problems will not be fixed since the parents are not helping the kids. Education, from an early age, about the importance of staying fit, is essential. Parents are the ones that do the grocery shopping and schools are responsible when they allow unhealthy snacks to enter their establishment. Children are our future. We are not helping them by introducing or teaching unhealthy habits to them at a young age. We need to make a change for the better.