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Obese children are less likely to 'flourish' at school: Study finds 'they often do not finish homework or care about lessons'

Obese children are less likely to 'flourish' at school, research suggests.  Youngsters carrying dangerous amounts of weight fail to meet the five markers of flourishing compared to those who are a healthy size or overweight.  These markers include not finishing their homework, having a disinterest in how well they do in school and failing to complete tasks they have started.  This may affect their ability to 'develop healthy relationships, positive attitudes, a sense of purpose and responsibility' as adults, according to researchers.  Read more...



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