Childhood Obesity

How to Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight
in Children and Teens

Presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library®

Want practical tips to encourage healthy eating habits in children?  Check out Fighting Childhood Obesity.   Please check out the Resources and the Did you know Questions and Answers.

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EatRight Guide to Fighting Childhood Obesity

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Did You Know?

I think my kids watch too much television—can this be contributing to weight gain?

Yes, watching a lot of TV is related to childhood obesity. Television viewing is a passive activity that burns very few calories. Weight gain is tied to both excess food intake and low physical



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