It's a great time to sell regular-sized furniture and label it "kid-sized," according to a recent CNN.com report.
Tom Brennan, president of school furniture supplier School Outfitters, emphasized the discrepancy between American children and their international counterparts by revealing the uniquely American need for specially-made super-sized seats:
"For perspective, when we look at import product from China, you can tell the difference from the China market and the U.S. market. The [seat] buckets are generally not wide enough. They have to be designed specifically for the U.S."
According to the article, other items too small for America's children include: clothing, car safety seats, and standard pediatric growth charts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in three American children is obese or overweight.