51. Based growth charts, children with a BMI greater than : 1400856
51. Based on growth charts, children with a BMI greater than or equal to the 85th percentile but less than the 95th percentile are considered obese.
52. For children under the age of 3, the strongest predictor for the development of adulthood obesity is parental obesity.
53. Current research shows that 8- to 18-year-olds spend more than 3 hours a day watching television.
54. Type 2 diabetes, previously an adult-onset disease, is now seen in children as a result of increased obesity.
55. Family history is one factor in determining a child's risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
56. National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines set the percentage of kilocalories from saturated fat at 20 percent.
57. Research shows that eating breakfast is associated with healthier body weight in children and adolescents.
58. Children who regularly skip breakfast are less likely to engage in physical activity.
59. During an adolescent's growth spurt, approximately 50 percent of his or her ideal adult weight is attained.
60. Research indicates that a low fat and/or high fiber diet may result in earlier menarche among adolescent girls.