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The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new guidelines to identify high blood pressure in children aged 3 years and older in the September issue of Pediatrics. One in thirty children in the United States suffers from hypertension, and the condition is often underdiagnosed in the primary care setting. According to Penn State Health, 75% of cases are actually missed resulting in a foregone opportunity to begin a treatment program. Like adults, children with high blood pressure are at risk for long term health issues. |Read Full Article

Other Resources
Fit4AllKids - Nutrition • Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
ChooseMyPlate.gov • US Department of Agriculture
Fruits & Veggies - More Matters® • Produce for Better Health Foundation
Recommendations for Physical Activity in Children • American Heart Association
Health in the News
Most American Kids Today Will Be Obese by Age 35 • Fortune.com
Kids Who Get Moving May Also Get Better Grades • Reuters.com
Youth Obesity Is At New Highs Globally • Fortune.com
Farm to School Program Boosts Fruit, Veggie Intake • ApalachTimes.com
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