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Inside America's Families: New Data From Bucks Children's Health National Trend

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In a national survey of 6,177 nannies and babysitters, and report some new facts about the state of America's children. Parents' inconsistency with rules may be leading to out of control kids but families with nannies may be healthier and happier. The survey reports that overweight children and obesity rates are less than the national averages, children spend less time in front of TV's and more time outside. Children with nannies are also eating a healthier diet. Having a Nanny during a child's development years may be an asset for life.

"A Nanny's focus is on the well being of the children in their care, so I was not surprised to see that America's nannies are committed to their families and children," states Candi Wingate, President of and "I was surprised that we may not be taking care of our nannies as well as we could. With over 2611 responses from full time nannies, 86.1% (1711) reported having no employer paid health insurance, 95.7% (1827) reported no retirement plan and 51.7% (1043) have no paid sick days," reports Candi, author of 100 Tips For Families and Nannies.

America's children who have a nanny are doing well, according to the report of their caregivers.

a. Well adjusted 91.4% (3045)

b. Well cared for by

family 95.1% (3177)

c. Happy 96.0% (3208)

d. Have behavior

problems 34.2% (1129)

e. Are physically fit 90.7% (3016)

f. Eat a healthy diet 79.2% (2638) vs 27% (ages 2-6) 9% (ages 7-12)(1)

g. Are easy to care

for 83.7% (2784)

h. Are overweight by

at 10 lbs 8.5% (282) vs. 13.9% (ages 2-5) 19% (ages 6-11)(2)

i. Are considered

morbidly obese 2.3% (74) and has registered over 500,000 families and caregivers in their searchable database in the United States and Canada. They have worked with Dr. Phil, ABC's SUPERNANNY and TLC's John & Kate Plus 8 and has been a leader in childcare since 1987.

To learn more about the Inside America's Families survey by, and for interviews with Candi Wingate, please contact Maureen O'Crean 310-379-9620 in Los Angeles. We are happy to provide custom data reports for your reporting needs.

(1) America's Children: Key National Indicators of

Well-Being, 2007

(2) National Center for Health & Statistics, 2006 Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Candi Wingate

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