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Napping in class may be common, but it's also a sign that kids need more sleep. hide caption

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A poll needs to ask about randomly selected children in households across the country to bring context to what's happening with kids like 7-year-old Henry Condes in Los Angeles. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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A new poll explores what happens in American households during the hours between school and bedtime. Image courtesy of The Bishop family (left), The Benavides family (top right), NPR (center) and The Jacobs family (bottom right) hide caption

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How 'Crunch Time' Between School And Sleep Shapes Kids' Health

A new poll explores how crucial everyday decisions are made in American households about food and exercise.

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Kathy Del Tonto (far right) participates in a class that teaches school cafeteria workers how to prepare meals from scratch. LiveWell Colorado hide caption

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An overweight child reads her part during a skit that was in a 2010 program promoting healthy lifestyles sponsored by Children's Hospital near Denver. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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When they eat out at a restaurant, kids consume more calories than they do at home. Here, members of the Long Island Gulls hockey team enjoy a lunch at TGI Friday's back in 2007 in Marlborough, Mass. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Canned food is a source of BPA exposure, but researchers aren't sure whether it causes childhood obesity. Above, the soup isle at a grocery store in Washington, D.C. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Childhood obesity is on the rise in many countries and overuse of antibiotics is now on the radar as a possible factor in the epidemic. Here 18-month-old twins are weighed in a nutritionist's office in Colombia. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Karlton Hill, 15, was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 12. He works hard to manage the disease: He jogs and does pushups every day; he takes metformin is very careful about what he eats. Leslie Capo/LSU Health Sciences Center hide caption

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