The figures speak for themselves, say Health experts, here in the West Country 22.3% of four to five year olds are either overweight or obese.
And that figure increases the older our children get - with 30.5% of 10 to 11 year olds in the South West being classed as too big. That's according to Public Health England.
So great is the impact of obesity on our health, in the UK 2.5 million people have Type 2 Diabetes and according to Public Health England, 90% of those people are overweight or obese.
And it's sombre statistics like those that in his budget last week saw the Chancellor George Osborne announce the Sugar tax.
This levy won't be introduced for another two years, giving soft drinks manufacturers the opportunity to alter their ingredients.
What it could mean though is that a can of Coca Cola which costs on average around 70p, could cost consumers around another seven or eight pence.
But while Public Health Cornwall welcomes the sugar tax, it says more still needs to be done.
West Country mum Chanelle Thaws is one mum already addressing her daughter's diet. Four year old Eden has a BMI (Body mass index) of 26.1. For children of her age, it should be anywhere between 14 and 17.8.
Since January Eden's now been attending a special council run group aimed at educating both parents and their children to make healthier choices.
Topps Nursery in Taunton is one of a growing number of nurseries that a short time ago made the decision to cut added sugar from the food it offers.
Many soft drink manufacturers say their industry's been unfairly singled out but with today's children consuming three times the recommended level of sugar, the Government says this is just the start of weaning us all off the sweet stuff.