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Kids’ Weight & Obesity

Parenting has never been harder: You want to make sure your child eats well but doesn't overeat, and you want him to be active but not overscheduled. Every dish and decision you make is a judgment call. So you can make choices easily and with confidence, here are resources to help you raise your family the best way you can. 

 

Is it normal for little kids to have large appetites?

Why are children bigger today than years ago? 

Looking for get-fit strategies for your family?


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Heavy Issues

Overweight kids often turn into overweight adults. From diabetes to high blood pressure, find out about the health concerns for an overweight child and what you can do to reduce their risk. read more

What Is Your Child's BMI?

We're in the midst of a childhood obesity crisis. Here's how to know if your child is at a healthy weight. read more

Kids Need Activity

Overweight children are at risk for health problems. To help prevent obesity, turn off the TV and motivate your kids to get active. read more

Why Kids Are Getting Bigger

See the latest data on the increasing childhood obesity epidemic. Plus, find out about the health risks for overweight children. read more

Get-Fit Strategies

Here's how to develop healthy eating and activity habits that can help kids drop those pounds and get fit. read more

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