Children and Teens
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Six states now make schools measure students' heights and weights for so-called body mass index report cards.
It's not always easy to get your children to eat enough fruits and vegetables.
Some children are very involved in competitive sports, but many other youngsters get no exercise at all. That lack of exercise is tied to an increase in childhood weight problems
Whether you are just beginning to think about changing a habit, or you have already started but have hit a rough spot, family and friends can help.
  Related Health Issues
By teaching your kids to follow a healthy lifestyle, you can help reduce their risk for heart disease later in life. Although children and teens usually don't show the symptoms of heart disease, the silent buildup of plaque (fatty deposits) can start in childhood and can have a serious impact on their adult life.


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