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Could Your Preschooler Be at Risk for Obesity?

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic that has been getting a lot of national attention. Here are some of the most common causes and the best tips for keeping your child's health and weight on track.
child reaching for fruit on the table Let's Move!

More than 12.5 million children are overweight in the United States, according to the Office of the Surgeon General. This rising statistic, which cuts across age, race, and gender has garnered a lot of national attention, including that from First Lady Michelle Obama. The first lady's new Let's Move! campaign targets schools, parents, the medical community, and community leaders to aim for a healthier America -- starting with changing the way families and children think about food and exercise. And this growing epidemic doesn't just affect older kids and adolescents. According to a study by Gerber, nearly one in four kids between the ages of 2 and 5 are overweight or obese.