Sat Aug 24, 2002
By MARTHA IRVINE, AP National Writer
OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) - By now, it's a well-known fact: the nation's younger generation is fatter than any before it, with 14 percent classified as obese or overweight.
Dana Jenkins was part of that statistic. An athletic but chubby kid much of his life, he weighed 212 pounds 150 percent his ideal body weight by the time he was 15.