Habits, Not Genetics, Determine Whether Your Kids Are Overweight or Not

According to an extensive study of 1,003 Michigan 6th graders by the University of Michigan, the findings help conclude that poor lifestyle choices contribute to childhood obesity.

What are the choices that obese children make?

  • 58% watch 2 hours of TV
  • 45% ate school lunch
  • Little regular exercise, not on a sport team
  • Drink soda
  • Don’t remember eating vegetables

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