Children’s Writing Weblog

Reading Fiction Can Help Combat Obesity

Posted on: February 23, 2010

In case you needed another reason to write books for kids, here comes some fascinating news:

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center tracked 81 clinically obese girls, ages 9 to 13, and found that 35 percent of the children managed to reduce their body mass index (BMI) when given a book to read about an overweight girl who helps herself to get healthier.

Read the whole story here: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6719309.html


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