Aug 22, 2017
Developing good eating habits is a front-line defense against obesity, which happens when a child takes in more calories than they burn. In the United States, nearly one in four children between the ages of 2 and 5 is overweight or obese – putting them at risk for developing diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and sleep apnea. K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist, Sandy Procter, and Kansas State University associate professor in human nutrition and extension specialist, Tanda Kidd, say that teaching a child to make healthy food choices early in life is a key component to better overall health.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.