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Childhood Obesity Quiz


February 02, 2012

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Childhood Obesity Quiz

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Childhood Obesity Quiz

You've probably heard about the "obesity epidemic" among children in the United States. But how much do you know? Take our quiz and find out.

Please note: In this quiz, "overweight" refers to all children with a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 85th percentile for age. "Obese" is a subgroup of overweight and includes children with a BMI at or above the 95th percentile for age.

1. About one in every eight children is overweight.

True
False

2. Children in racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be overweight.

True
False

3. Being overweight is mostly genetic.

True
False

4. Most parents of overweight children are aware that their children are overweight and know about the risks to their health.

True
False

5. Adolescent girls are less likely to be overweight than adolescent boys.

True
False

6. About half of all high school students have a gym class (physical education) every day.

True
False

7. More than 80 percent of children and adolescents eat at least one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables each day.

True
False

 

Childhood Obesity Quiz
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The numbers are frightening. The experts say our children are more overweight now than ever. Take our quiz and see how much you know about the problem.
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