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Keeping Children at a Healthy Weight: A Review of the Research on Ways To Avoid Becoming Overweight or Obese.


John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science.


Comparative Effectiveness Review Summary Guides for Consumers [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2005-.
AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Reviews.
2013 Sep 19.


This summary will cover: How to know if your child is at a healthy weight. What body mass index (BMI) is and what BMI percentiles are. What health problems being overweight or obese could cause in a child. What might lead to a child becoming overweight or obese. What can be done at home, in school, and in the community to help keep children from becoming overweight or obese. What researchers have found about things that can be done at home, at school, and in the community.

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