Causes of Childhood Obesity
7 Surprising Reasons Your Child Is Gaining Weight
The Reality of Childhood Obesity
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Extra schoolwork could increase your kid’s weight, too. It’s not unheard of for high school students to skip lunch in order to squeeze in an extra AP class, and missing meals can cause you to overeat later in the day. While some schools are trying to make lunch mandatory, they are fighting those parents and children who claim that taking time out of a school day to eat will make the student less competitive for college. If your kid has to forgo lunch period, put together a healthy brown-bag lunch like this one suggested by Garcia: turkey and Swiss cheese in a whole grain wrap, a handful of grapes, and low-fat milk.
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