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Kids in the Kitchen: Fighting Childhood Obesity

Posted May 07 2012 12:20pm

From fox 10…..

Do you talk to your kids about food? Experts say we’re in the middle of a battle against childhood obesity. The Centers for Disease Control finds the rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years.

That’s pretty scary because there are some immediate and long-term health risks associated with childhood obesity. Things like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and bone and joint pressure. And, the CDC says obese children are more likely to become obese adults. Experts say the earlier we start talking to and showing our kids healthy ways to do things, the better.

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