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Snacking Linked To Childhood Obesity

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The rate of obesity in American children continues to creep up -- rising from 14.8 percent in 2003 to more than 16 percent in 2007 among kids 10 to 17 years of age.

A major reason for the increase? American kids are eating more than they should.

http://www.turnto23.com/moveit/22721099/detail.html

Did we really need a study to know that overeating was a leading cause of obesity?

 
mancosmomma

Asked by mancosmomma at 8:28 PM on Mar. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (30)
  • Did we really need a study to know that overeating was a leading cause of obesity?

    LMAO
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 8:42 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I have issue with the term 'snacking' eating healthy snacks several times a day is a great defense against obesity but junk food isn't.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 8:32 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • (i can't open the link on my bb).. Was the study funded by a government grant? Then yes, they needed to spend government money to justify 'some' academics purpsoe for drawing a paycheck...This common sense knowledge is the result... Death of Common Sense in America...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:34 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I think the study is a load of crap! My son snacks constantly and has not an ounce of fat on him....guess why....he doesnt he twinkies. He eats organic food, healthy food, no processed food, no HFCS. Snacking all day is NOT the problem, snacking crap IS the problem. It is proven if you eat 5-6 small meals a day of healthy food your metabolism works better!
    enetsala

    Answer by enetsala at 8:45 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • healthy snacks! Eating often is better but not crap.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • even eating too many health snacks can lead to obesity. it's not just about WHAT you eat. it's also about eating HABITS.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 8:52 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Eating small portions many times a day is better for you. It is called "grazing" and my kids do it. Neither one of them are fat. They eat healthy food not processed food full of sugar and artificial additives. It does depend on how much you eat vs. how much you burn. You do have to get up and move around also.
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 8:54 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • We just had an interview about this on All Things Considered a little while ago.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124248337
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:55 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • LOL! Excessive calories leads to excessive thighs! Who knew!!!
    whiteroses82

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 9:00 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • What?  I'm shocked!  Who knew that twinkies and chips could make you fat!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

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