Americans don't see kids as overweight, says poll

Only 15 percent of parents said their children are a little or very overweight.

March 11—Many American parents fail to see that their children are overweight or obese, a new poll finds.

Only 15 percent of parents said their children are a little or very overweight, but national statistics suggest that 32 percent of kids are overweight or even obese, according to the researchers.

In addition, only 20 percent of children in the survey had a parent who was worried that his or her child will be overweight as an adult. However, an estimated 69 percent of American adults are overweight, including 36 percent who are obese and 6 percent who are extremely obese.