Teachers play key role in program to fight childhood obesity

13 agosto 2014

An innovative physical activities guide is helping North Carolina fight childhood obesity. New research shows that when teachers direct these physical activities, young children become more active and less sedentary. «For the first time in over a century, children’s life expectancies are declining because of increased numbers of overweight kids,» researchers note. These statistics are especially alarming, they say, because research has long shown that being overweight during childhood is associated with health issues later in life.