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Jack Black: Does His Weight Set Bad Example for Sons?

"Kung Fu Panda 2" UK Premiere - ArrivalsCelebrity dad Jack Black is promoting his new movie Kung Fu Panda  2 in the UK!  As you can see from the picture from the UK red carpet, Jack Black is looking a little like a panda these days!  But what does Jack’s weight mean for his sons?

Black and Tanya Haden share two sons.  Their son Sammy is 4-years-old and Thomas is 2-years-old—and since one out of every three kids in our country are overweight or obese, research shows that a good example by a parent is important!

According to research done on childhood obesity at the University of Michigan:

“Kids in families with obese parents tend to be obese themselves.  If one parent is obese or overweight, their teen has an 80% chance of being overweight.”

Helping kids lead healthy lifestyles begins with parents who lead by example. It’s common wisdom that preventing kids from becoming overweight means adapting the way your family eats and exercises and how you spend time together.

What do you think? Does Jack Black’s weight set a bad example?

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