Risk of Childhood Obesity

How Do You Reduce the Risk of Childhood Obesity?

The risk of childhood obesity is becoming more and more common every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the percentage of children affected by obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, and the factors that contribute to childhood obesity are genetics, metabolism, environment, sleep duration, and eating

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Junk Food

Childhood Obesity: Supporting Healthy Eating Patterns in Children

Childhood obesity has become a highly discussed topic in recent decades, as its prevalence has increased at a worrisome rate. According to the CDC, about 17 percent of children aged 2–19 are considered obese. Obesity in children can be defined as having a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile in gender-specific, BMI-for-age growth

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