Friday, December 2, 2011

Fact Friday : Kindergartners today Heavier overall

Dr. Lynch wanted to share this article he found. It is a sad reflection on the direction of our American youth, if we don't pay great attention to diet and exercise guidance. "Today's kindergarteners are heavier than kids brought up in the 1970s and 1980s and appear to be on the road to becoming overweight and obese in the years to come, a new study finds It's not just kids who are already overweight getting more and more so, there is an entire shift. Even those who are normal weight are gaining weight," to read the full article click HERE.

So what can you do to help this: We have several old post with great information so click on the following links.
The AAP has a great worksheet that you can down load to assess your child's eating. Click here for the link. What can you do to make sure your child is not becoming a "heavier" child?
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