The main cause for excess weight is overeating. Overeating means consuming more calories each day than are needed for normal activity and growth. Overeating is mainly a bad habit and it's learned during the early years of life. Currently 10% of 2 to 5 year old children in the US are overweight. Any child in a family with a strong tendency toward being overweight needs to be taught healthy eating habits. We want children to eat only when they are hungry and to stop when they are full. It is far easier to teach good eating habits early than to wait until a child starts to show signs of becoming overweight.
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