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4/14/08 Chapter 11: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: Physical Development Growth Patterns Height & weight: During middle childhood, children gain a little more than 2 inches in height per year and add about 5 to 7 pounds to their weight every year. Children become less stocky and more slender. Growth spurt___= is a period during which growth ____advances_________ at a dramatically rapid rate compared with other periods. In middle childhood, average body weight ___doubles___________ . Since children grow regularly and expending a lot of ___energy_________ , they need an average of about 2,000 _________calories_______ a day when they are 7 to 10 yrs of age. But sometimes they develop ______obesity _________, an excessive amount of body fat. The US government has a food ______________pyramid______ that suggests it is healthy to eat fruits and vegetables, fish, poultry (without skin) and whole grains, to limit _____intake______ of fats, sugar, starches. However, the food offered to children in schools tend to be heavy on ______sugar________ , animal ____fats_____ , and salt. Over the past few decades, portions of food have become ___larger____________ . Most overweight children do not “outgrow” their ____problem_______________ . Rather, most children who are overweight, become ______overweight____________________ adults. Children who are ____obese_________ is related to poor body ____image______________
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