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Childhood Overweight and Obesity

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Obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States - triple the rate from just one generation ago.

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Vital Signs - Progress on Childhood Obesity
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Making Health Easier: Healthy Habits in Childcare
This video highlights the efforts of one educational organization, Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), to keep kids healthy at an early age.


Child and Teen BMI Calculator

Use the child and teen BMI calculator for children ages 2 through 19 years old.

 
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