A Recent Study on the Growing Epidemic of Childhood Obesity
Does your weight at kindergarten predict your weight later in life? A recent New York Times article suggests that it does. A study that followed children from kindergarten to eighth grade had results worth taking notice. In a sample of over 7,000 children, many of those that were overweight at the beginning of the study were obese by eighth grade. Studies in the past have focused on how many children were overweight at various ages, not how weight changed over time.
Combating the Nation’s Obesity Epidemic
Experts say that the results of the study might reshape the way we approach the nation’s obesity statistics in young children through adulthood. They suggest that our efforts should start much earlier with very young children who are showing a propensity to being overweight. Weight Loss camps for children are a great way to help your child learn good eating and exercise habits setting them on a path to a healthy adulthood.
Dr. Jeffrey P Koplan, Vice President of Emory Global […]