Why Childhood Obesity Matters

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  • What Causes Obesity Among Kids?
  • Sugary Drinks’ Role
  • The Stigma of Being Obese
  • See Your Doctor
  • The Answer Begins With Adults
  • What’s the White House Doing?
  • September Is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!
  • What Is Childhood Obesity?
  • Why Is It a Serious Epidemic?
  • Numbers Don’t Lie

The Stigma of Being Obese

Studies show that obese children can experience bullying, suffer from low self-esteem and anxiety, have lower grades and experience bouts of depression, says Web MD. Parents should pay special attention to any behavior changes in their children and provide as much emotional support as possible. 

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