Parents can help children have a healthy school year – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Children grow at different rates at different times, so it is not always easy to tell if a child is overweight or obese.
Rodgers: If you think that your child is overweight or obese, talk to your health care provider.
Narrator: NIH’s Dr. Griffin Rodgers, says it’s important to know if your child’s weight and height are in a healthy range.
Rodgers: If your child is overweight or obese, he or she is at greater risk for developing serious health problems such as diabetes.
Narrator: Overweight and obesity – as well as diabetes risk – tend to run in families.
Rodgers: In addition to genes, the world in which children and their families live and work and play may contribute to overweight and obesity.
Narrator: For more information on diabetes risk visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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