Why Do I Gain Weight More Easily Than Other Kids?

Q&A - for Parents

Why do I gain weight more easily than other kids?

People come in all shapes and sizes, and being healthy does not mean being a certain weight.

Your Healthiest Weight

The healthiest weight for you is mostly determined by your genes, which means it runs in families.

Here’s What You Can Do

Things you can do to make sure you are at the healthiest weight for you include eating healthy foods and not skipping meals, getting some exercise every day, limiting your time watching TV or using devices, making sure you get enough sleep.

If You’re Stressed About Weight

Ask for help if you are feeling stressed or sad about your weight or weight gain.

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