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Being in childcare / early childhood education increases the odds of children being overweight

bunBy Dr Alexander
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When parents are busy with work or other things and rely on others to provide care and education for their child a major Canadian Study has revealed that children are more likely to be overweight or obese than if parents provided the care themselves. 

This article outlines the study and raises policy and practice implications that are potentially relevant to us here in NZ and Australia.  It also refers to other research showing some different and interesting findings.

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