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Old 04-23-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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"A new poll released today shows a large a gap between parents’ perceptions of their children’s weight and expert definitions. According to their parents, 15 percent of children are a little or very overweight, while national data suggest more than twice as many, or 32 percent of all children, are overweight or obese. The poll was conducted by NPR,the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

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Form more information, just view [url=http://ht.ly/i6N5D]Poll Finds Big Gap Between Parents and Experts: Parents Less Likely to Recognize Children as Overweight or Obese - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation[/url]

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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I could believe that, even without the poll...though I find that some of the "expert definitions" to be unrealistic "perceptions" as well.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:33 AM
 
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Yup, there is an obesity epidemic in America. We are one of the most obese nations on the planet. What is concerning now is childhood obesity. It is a HUGE issue. America is projected to be ~60% obese by 2030. This means that not only are WE obese but OUR children are obese as well, and they will grow up to be obese adults. 60% also means that for the first time in history, the majority of Americans will be considered obese. Keep in mind that this is not simply being overweight, it is being OBESE.
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