Nearly one in 10 children who enter kindergarten are obese. This podcast discusses the risks associated with childhood and adulthood obesity, as well as the importance of exercise and proper nutrition. Created: 11/17/2016 by MMWR.
Date Released: 11/17/2016. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Stop Obesity Early
Trends in Obesity Among Participants Aged 2-4 Years in the Special
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children — United States, 2000-2014
Recorded: November 15, 2016; posted: November 17, 2016
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nearly one in 10 children who enter kindergarten have obesity, putting them at risk for bullying;
breathing problems, like asthma; and bone and joint issues. Childhood obesity often carries into
adulthood, and increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Children from
low-income families are more likely to have obesity but all children are at risk.
It’s important for caregivers to provide and encourage children to eat nutritious meals with
plenty of fruits and vegetables, avoid sugary drinks, have rules for screen time and bedtime, and
engage in enjoyable physical activity.
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