18 Things You Don't Even Realize Are Making Your Kid Fat

Unless you've been hiding from mainstream media and doctors in all forms for the past decade or so, you've probably heard by now that our kids are fatter than ever. A full third of kids are overweight these days ... and that figure is has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

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But there is a silver lining for parents: The concern over childhood obesity has led to a lot of research on what might be causing this expansion (and that's a literal expansion). It turns out some seemingly unrelated parenting practices that are common these days could be at fault for our unhealthy kids. Here's a look at the most surprising contributors to the obesity epidemic, and enough information so that you can avoid them at all costs.

How many of these have you been doing without realizing they're potentially dangerous?

 

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