16 Surprising Ways You're Making Your Kid Fat

Heavy kids are tipping the scales at alarming weights. Here's how you might be adding to their pudge without even knowing it (17 Photos)

Holly Pevzner on Jan 19, 2012 at 5:31PM

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Ignoring Out-of-Sight Eats

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a Holly Pevzner on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:09AM

You may not feed your child Cheetos and fruit punch at home, but they could easily be acquiring a taste for it when you’re not around. About 12 million kids spend their days in childcare outside the home, but not all states use licensing regulations to ensure that daycare centers encourage healthful eating and physical activity. If your child is in daycare or family care, find out what she's eating when you're not around. If you don't like what you learn, see if other parents want to join together and take turns providing healthy snacks, such as fresh fruit and whole-grain snacks.

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