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Parents May Hold Key to Healthy Weight in Hispanic Kids
Date:12/23/2011

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Barriers to increased physical activity include cost, time constraints and neighborhood safety, according to the parents.

"Sometimes getting kids into organized sports in the inner city is very difficult," Flores said. "The kids usually want it, but it's not always easy to find."

The study was released online in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

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The Nemours Foundation has more about overweight and obesity in children.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, news release, Dec. 19, 2011


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