There has been a great deal of press lately on the new "childhood obesity" predictor for newborns.
This new tool was recently released and is based on key data points that have been shown in numerous studies to predict the tendency of a child towards obesity.
These factors were included because numerous studies have found some correlation with less educated families and childhood obesity
If you are wondering how your child would fair with this childhood obesity tool, you can try it now online.
But whatever the tool says about your child, the future is unwritten. By changing your habits and teaching children at a young age to be active and make healthier food choices, you can be the best predictor of your child's weight.
You can be more powerful than any tool crunching statistics. The beautiful thing is that every day is a new day. You can start today changing the course of your child's health and well-being by teaching them one step at a time how to be healthier.
Keep it simple, choose one thing to focus on and start with achievable goals. Here are seven key areas to choose from that can make a significant difference for your child's long term health: