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5NEWS Fit: Fighting Childhood Obesity

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One of the biggest health problems kids face is childhood obesity, but there are some things parents can do to help slim down their child and work toward a healthier lifestyle.

Childhood obesity occurs from eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity. It affects one in every three kids.

In the last 20 years, the average portion size of food has increased. Kids are also not as active due to video games, TV, and computers. Many schools are even cutting recess time.

According to doctors, you can help the most by improving the diet and exercise habits of the entire family. Serve more fruits and vegetables at meal time and encourage kids to get outdoors and play.

1 Comment

  • hogfan

    Oh my you mean use common sense with diet and exercise? Well parents would have to put the cell phones down and actually communicate with their children and be parents. I don’t know, if this will ever occur.

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