'Weight fate' starts early; nearly half of obese 8th graders were overweight in kindergarten

  • by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 31, 2014 - 12:02 PM

Those efforts to fight obesity in schools? Think younger. A new study finds that much of a child's "weight fate" is set by age 5, and that nearly half of kids who became obese by the eighth grade were already overweight when they started kindergarten.

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