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Child Obesity Research

March 9th, 2010

The latest issue of Health Affairs has some important resources and research related to the increasing problem of childhood obesity.  Kids are eating more snacks — salty chips, sweetened sodas, candy bars — than ever be­fore. Trend data show that children are av­eraging nearly three snacks per day, with 27% of their daily calories coming from snacks. This greater intake coincides with the increase in childhood obesity — and a decline in reliance on consuming three main meals a day. Experts say it also underscores the role that food marketing and distribution play in adding pounds to children.  Anyway- if you’re interested there are some important ideas and research at the link above.