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    Mayo Clinic Minute: How to help overweight kids get healthier

child's feet on a scale obesityChildhood obesity affects more than 12.7 million U.S. children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Many factors can contribute to weight issues during childhood, including:

  • Diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Family factors
  • Psychological issues
  • Socioeconomic conditions

One of the best strategies for reducing childhood obesity is to improve the eating and exercise habits of your entire family.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, pediatric psychologist Dr. Bridget Biggs offers ideas for promoting healthy living at your house. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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