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Overweight Children Suffer In Health And Grades

Excerpt From KESQ Channel 3

Experts say food high in fat and sugar deprive the mind, making it difficult to concentrate and retain information.

“Children who are overweight are often missing good nutrition,” says Barbara Pedalino, Doctor of Psychology.

Overweight children get sick more often than other children and miss more school.

They also face bullying, which lowers confidence and leads them to food for comfort. This makes the problem more unhealthy.

“It can snowball,” says Pedalino.

Experts say getting children on the right track is a task for the whole family.

“It’s hard for children to say they want to do what is best for them, so that’s when parents come in,” says Pedalino.