(WMC) – New research found a parent's work schedule may influence their child's weight, but there are some ways to help prevent children from becoming overweight.
According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years.
New research says parents can help kids keep off the weight. A new Penn State study found when parents were home before and after school, their kids were more likely to eat breakfast and have healthier dinners.
Researchers also found when fathers were at home, their children ate more fruit and played more sports.
CDC says regular exercise can go a long way. It helps manage weight, can reduce blood pressure, and develop stronger bones.
The CDC also offers these obesity prevention tips:
Click here to learn more from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm.
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