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Obese kids miss the most school – Kids & Parenting –

Above is a link to the story. Last week on rounds I saw a number of patients in the Pediatric clinic. The common topic of conversation between doctor and patient/parent? More exercise and a healthier diet. Childhood obesity is getting to be a very big problem. It is not only a problem during school but it will lead to many problems down the road.

Why is this such a problem in the United States? Is the land of the plenty too comfortable? What can be done to encourage healthier lifestyles? Parent education programs? Better P.E. classes? Destroying all televisions in the world?