Overweight Kindergartners Likely to be Obese by 14

Researchers studied the weight and BMI of almost 8000 five year olds for 9 years. Four times more overweight kindergartners were obese at 14 years old, than normal-weight kindergartners (32% vs. 8%). Those from the next-to-poorest socioeconomic group (quintile) and those with the highest birth weight had the highest prevalence of obesity at all ages. PositiveTip:…

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Low Exposure to Lead Dangerous for Kids Reading

Urban children exposed to low levels of lead are at risk for not achieving reading readiness in kindergarten. Learning to read is the foundation to the whole process of formal education. Researchers will be following these children through elementary school to better understand the long-term impact on school success. PositiveTip: While lead-based paints have been…

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