The world we live in today provides poor incentives for kids to live healthfully.

More than a third of children are now overweight or obese. More than a tenth of their caloric intake comes from sugar-sweetened beverages.

 If we take 100 current smokers, 88% of them began  before age 18.

If we take 100 current smokers, 88% of them began before age 18.

  11%  of NYC teens aged 15-19 have unplanned pregnancies.

11% of NYC teens aged 15-19 have unplanned pregnancies.

  13%  of South Bronx teens aged 15-19 have unplanned pregnancies.

13% of South Bronx teens aged 15-19 have unplanned pregnancies.

 

In God we trust. Everyone else, bring data.
— W. Edwards Deming

Can we create a world with the right incentives that is fun as well?