Report: Students with special needs more likely are to be overweight

12/7/2011 | Disability Scoop

Children with disabilities and special medical needs are more likely than those without disabilities to be overweight or obese, according to a report by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The report is based on results from a 2007 survey and also has concluded that children with disabilities or special needs more likely were to have repeated a grade in school, or have a parent who said he or she "usually or always" felt stressed.

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