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Basics about Childhood Obesity

Description: Childhood Obesity- 24% 33% of 2 5 year olds are overweight or obese. Obesity rates for young children doubled in about a 20 year period of time (1980s 2000). Obese children are more likely to become obese adults. If children are overweight, obesity in adulthood is likely to be more severe. Education Consequences- Children who are overweight or obese can be undernourished at the same time. Nutrition deficiencies impair brain development and cognitive functioning, including learning. Physical inactivity- Children who are not active have more behavioral and disciplinary problems, shorter attention spans in class and do worse in school compared to active children.
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Contributing Organization: The Nemours Foundation
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Understand the basics about childhood obesity prevention
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Find out how to participate in the Let’s Move! Child Care
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