Study: Children Don’t Have Idea of Their Own Weight

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

Study Suggests One Third of Children Can’t Guess Their Weight

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In a study released Wednesday, nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were more common in black and Mexican-American children than in white kids, the survey found.

Some experts say such findings are reason for concern because obese children who permanently settle into an unhealthy physique face diabetes and other health problems later in life.

ABC News correspondent Scott Goldberg joined us to discuss.

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