When mom and dad get laid off, the kids start to put on the pounds.

When mom and dad get laid off, the kids start to put on the pounds.

That’s according to a new study of public school children in California conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University. The study looked at the weights of 1.7 million students during the 2008-2012 recession, and identified an average 4 percent risk of becoming overweight among them.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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