Kids eating healthier food may have better BMI

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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 10:08 am | Updated: 10:22 am, Mon Sep 16, 2013.

There is some good news in the war against childhood obesity.

A new study finds kids are eating healthier, watching less TV, and may be starting to lose weight.

Researchers surveyed more than 9,000 kids in grades 6 through 10.  They found from 2001 to 2009 kids increased their physical activity, ate more fruits and vegetables, ate breakfast more often, watched Less TV and ate fewer sweets and, although BMI percentile increased between 2001 and 2006, there was no significant change in BMI between 2006 and 2010, which suggests the obesity trend may be stabilizing.

A closer look at the numbers shows boys reporting more physical activity than girls, but also more video game playing and tv watching. girls reported more computer time for social media, homework and internet use.

Girls ate more fruits and vegetables than boys, but also more sweets and fewer breakfasts.

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