Dr. Kristi Adamo (Research Scientist) was recently interviewed by CBC News for an article titled, “Obesity odds may be higher for children in daycare“. The article discusses a new research study, which reports higher levels of obesity among children attending daycare.
From the article:
All daycares aren’t created equal when it comes to nutritional quality and physical activity, said Kristi Adamo, a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute who studies factors leading to child obesity.
Quebec subsidizes child care. In other provinces, parents may have limited options, Adamo said.
She advised parents to:
- Visit the daycare.
- Meet with the staff.
- Look at the curriculum.
- View sample menus and take note of who is producing the food.
- Check how much physical activity the children are doing.
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