Study shows childhood obesity forecast

(CNN) -- New computer analysis predicts a majority of the kids growing up in the U.S. will be obese by the time they turn 35 years old.

The analysis was published as part of a larger effort called the "Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness" study which involved about 42,000 children and adults.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says roughly 20% of American children 6 to 19 years old are already obese.

Be a part of the solution. Make food interesting for kids so they're not always craving processed and fast foods. Teach them to read food labels. Get them involved. Show them how to cook and make different meals.

Take them to a local farmers market so they can see how and where various foods are grown. Also, give them a choice. Let them choose a healthy snack.

And be the example. Kids look up to adults and parents have a huge influence. If you eat healthy and stay active, chances are they will too.