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  • Kids Pile on Pounds Between First and Third Grade, says Study

    Why do kids gain weight gain during their first few years in elementary. Read on to learn more.
  • 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.

    Do you play an active role in your child’s nutrition, physical wellbeing? With these study’s findings, are you doing anything in particular to help keep him as healthy as possible? We’d love to know. Leave a comment below.


    November 23, 2011. “Weight Gain in Kids Jumps Between First and Third Grade, Study Shows” parentables.howstuffworks.com  

    November 23, 2011. Bonnie Rochman. “Why Do Kids Gain So Much Weight Between First and Third Grade?” healthland.time.com 

    Photo by woodleywonderworks via flickr creative commons 

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