Children who have weight problems are more likely to be obese as adults, which can lead to heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and mental health problems. This podcast discusses the problem of obesity among children in the U.S. Created: 8/15/2013 by MMWR.
Date Released: 8/15/2013. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Young and Fit
Among Low-Income Preschool-Aged Children – United States,
Recorded: August 13, 2013; posted: August 15, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the U.S., too many children are overweight. Although rates are improving, still, one in six kids between the ages of two and 19 is obese. Children who have weight problems are more likely to be obese as adults, which can lead to heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and mental health problems.
You can help kids get a healthy start. Encourage them to exercise regularly and eat a diet that’s low in fat and includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Be a role model for healthy eating and physical activity, and support your community’s efforts to provide healthy food options and safe places for children to play.
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