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Kathryn Branstad

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Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Is a Healthy Weight?

There is no one healthy weight for all children. Children come in different sizes and shapes. Some children are naturally petite. Others have bigger builds, larger bones, or greater muscle mass that can result in a heavier weight. They also grow at different rates. Any weight that supports growth, learning, development, fitness, and well-being can be a healthy weight.

May 1, 2009 348-270
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Should I Do if My Child Has a Poor Body Image?

It is important to promote a positive body image among youth since it can influence their concept of self worth, as well as confidence.

May 1, 2009 348-272
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Should I Do if My Child Is Overweight?

If your child is overweight, he or she is not alone. Overweight is growing at epidemic rates among American children and teens. The rate has tripled in thirty years and is expected to rise.

May 1, 2009 348-273
Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids: What Should I Do if My Child Is Underweight?

Being underweight is not the same as being thin or slender. Some children have a naturally slight build and maintain it with a well-balanced diet and physical activity. This is normal and healthy. However, true underweight may be a sign of dietary, health, or emotional problems.

May 1, 2009 348-271