How Head Start Helps to Fight Childhood Obesity

David E. Frisvold, University of Iowa

America's increasingly overweight youngsters face lifelong health problems. Reformers have tried to tackle obesity in public schools, but that may be too late. As Frisvold's research shows, full-day Head Start programs help preschoolers and their parents establish healthy habits.

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November 2012