Why childhood obsesity? (Homer Simpson imitation) ummmm, piiiiieee Why are more than a third of our American children ages 6-19 overweight or obese? Who are their role models? That’s why. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.