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Summertime and Weight Gain

This issue brief is an interview with Paul von Hippel from Ohio State University; it shares research that children gain weight two to three times faster in the summer months than during the school year. This trend is especially true for African American and Hispanic children. It recommends a public health campaign to get children to eat healthier food in the summer, and is important for summer learning programs. 

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Summer Learning
Health and Safety and Licensing
Publisher: 
National Summer Learning Association (NSLA)
Author: 
National Summer Learning Association
Resource Type: 
Length: 
2 pages
Publication Date: 
2014