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Unexplained Weight Gain in Children

Does your child do any of the following?

- Drink more than four to eight ounces of juice each day

- Drink sugary drinks, such as soda or punch

- Drink more than 24 ounces of milk a day (and/or sweeten it)

- Snack often

- Eat a lot of refined carbohydrates, such as cookies, crackers, white bread, or pasta

- Eat less than five servings of fruits and vegetables each day

- Have large portions at meals, or repeated small portions at the same meal

- Skip breakfast

- Eat fast food more than once a month

- Eat "junk food," such as potato chips, often

- Eat candy often

- Eat fried food often

Yes, my child does one or more of these.

No, my child doesn't do any of these.

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