Childhood obesity ranged from 23 to 44 percent in 2007, depending on the state of residence. Those rates were 10 percent higher than they were in 2003. So, it is not surprising that public health and pediatricians, among others, are investigating many ways to control what has reached epidemic proportions.
Most inventors have to wait a long time to see their products on the market, if they ever get there. That''s why two of the critical character traits of an inventor must be persistence and patience. Dr. John Davis, a Roanoke, Virginia pediatric dentist, waited 10 years to see his PreVent pacifier on the shelves and online stores of Baby's R Us. That was finally his Super Bowl.