From Kindergarten Through Second Grade, U.S. Children's Obesity Prevalence Grows Only During Summer Vacations

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Date Posted: February 15, 2017

Obesity Journal, Volume 24, Issue 11, November 2016 Pages 2296–2300

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To assess the relative importance of school and nonschool risk factors, this study estimated whether overweight and obesity prevalence grows faster during the school year or during summer vacation.

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