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School Kids See Rapid Weight Increases

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that body mass index (BMI) increases most rapidly among 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. I believe that a big piece of this is that parents haven't made their kids partners in exercise and nutrition. If we teach our children how to make good choices and we make them feel these decisions are part of being mature and independent, then we may make a dent in ever-expanding waist lines.