Too Fat? Not My Kid Childhood obesity is a much-publicized problem, but it may be that many parents fail to recognize the signs. Researchers surveyed parents of children ages 6 to 11 who were classified as so overweight they were at risk for health problems. Only 13 percent of the parents thought their youngsters were very overweight, and almost half said they were "about the right weight."
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Childhood obesity is a much-publicized problem, but it may be that many parents fail to recognize the signs. Researchers surveyed parents of children ages 6 to 11 who were classified as so overweight they were at risk for health problems. Only 13 percent of the parents thought their youngsters were very overweight, and almost half said they were "about the right weight."

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