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I can’t get my child to eat anything healthy and he’s overweight. Should I be concerned about the risk of disease?

American adults and children have never been bigger or heavier, and being overweight and sedentary are significant problems.  As I parent, I worry when my child won’t eat, so I will offer him foods I know he will eat, but aren’t necessarily the best choices. I feel better for the short term, but am creating a problem for the future.  Kids will eat when they are hungry, and can and will eat foods that are given to them.  It’s up to us as parents to provide our children with the right foods.  We also must monitor and limit television and computer games and get kids outside and playing.

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