…homeschool children may be at a greater risk for obesity, give them a chance to live healthy lives!
Sixty-four calories is about four ounces of apple juice or a quarter of an oatmeal raisin walnut CLIF bar. It’s also the number of calories U.S. kids need to trim from their daily diet if they’re going to meet the federal goals for slashing obesity by 2020.
Without cutting those calories — either by eating less, exercising more or both — a child or teen in 2020 would tip the scales at nearly 4 lbs. more than a kid of the same age weighed in 2007-08, according to research by Columbia University researchers published Tuesday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. That would result in more than 20% of children being classified as obese; the current figure is 17%.
“Sixty-four calories may not sound like much individually, but it’s…
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