Experts believe possible influencers are the presence of vendo machines on campus, more sugary snacks in the market, and the general lack of exercise and balanced diet that triggers such a weight change. Other factors are the lack of physical education classes.
Commented Datar, It’s not just kids who are already overweight getting more and more so, there is an entire shift. Even those who are normal weight are gaining weight." It could also be because elementary introduces harder subjects which require greater study time and concentration from kids while in class, whereas kindergarten involved more active play.
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