Letters to the Editor

Childhood obesity

There is a growing nationwide epidemic: obesity in preschool children. Recent research has shown that preschool children on average receive about 45 minutes of active play daily. They should be receiving at least two hours of active play.

Exercise is crucial for preventing obesity and young children’s social and motor development.

Preschools can get creative to get kids moving. By incorporating active play into our daily routine, children will see benefits. More physical activity will lead to better behavior as well as better rest time for the children.

Kathy Henry, Hollywood

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