Childhood Obesity Chapter 1

Childhood Obesity (VIDEO)

See why we’re experiencing an epidemic of childhood obesity—and how you can help your child to get fit and stay healthy. Hear experts talk about why weight management for children is all about health, not about appearance. In 95% of all cases, child obesity isn’t due to glandular problems or genes. It’s environmental: kids are eating more food—much of it unhealthy—and moving less. But there’s good news. For kids, small changes, like getting outside more and substituting healthy for unhealthy snacks, can make a big difference. Kids bounce back better than adults because they usually don’t yet have chronic health problems. See why eating breakfast is so important, for health and for better grades in school. Learn why making meals together at home is better for them and for the whole family.

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