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April 12, 2010 • Kids Health

Childhood Obesity Statistics – Childhood Obesity Facts – Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Extreme obesity is affecting record numbers of children including 7.3% of boys and 5.5% of girls.  Those hit hardest are teenage African American girls (11.9%) and Hispanic teenage boys (11.2%) (Journal of Pediatrics, March 2010).  As a parent, here are the most powerful steps you can take to protect your child from obesity.
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