Healthy Resolutions for Kids
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When the new year rolls around, many adults will undertake the yearly ritual of making commitments to cease bad habits -- everything from smoking less and exercising more, and many times to lose some weight. Children are a little less likely to commit to a New Year's resolution, unless it has something to do with sharing their toys or not spending so much time playing Wii. But childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States, and kids could benefit from some weight related resolutions of their own. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that more than 9 million children between the ages of six and 19 are overweight or obese. This is a number that has tripled since 1980 [source: CDC]. With that in mind, work with your children this year to fight these statistics by helping them make some healthy resolutions of their own.