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NRC Weighs in on Obesity Prevention in Early Childhood Education

Overweight and obesity often begin in early childhood and can have lasting negative effects on health and quality of life. One in eight low-income preschoolers in the U.S. is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Children are five times more likely to be obese as adults if they’re overweight between the ages of three and five years. More than 10.5 million licensed child care slots across the nation are filled primarily by young children,1 including many of the most vulnerable and at- risk children who receive federally subsidized child care.2


Author College of Nursing Marketing | Publish Date October 12, 2021
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