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Kids need summer eating, exercise structure to help avoid weight gain

Could a child’s summer break be making them fat? Researchers say kids tend to gain more weight over the summer months.
When some think of summer vacation, they might imagine kids being outside playing or riding their bikes. But, the truth could be very different. In a recent article from NBC, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health were cited as saying weight gain accelerated during the summer, especially among African-American; Latino kids; and teens who are already overweight.
“In the summer time, there is no structure, or very little, and so they have the opportunity to eat ...

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