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Grades, friends & money - survey spells out parents' top school year worries

OAK BROOK,Illinois- With a new school year in full swing so are parents’ concerns about their kids. New survey data, out today from Delta Dental Plans Association, finds that most parents are worried about the same things. Topping the list are their child’s diet and physical activity.

Top issues parents worry about this school year:

  • Diet: 85 percent
  • Physical activity: 82 percent
  • Oral health: 82 percent
  • Their own finances: 79 percent
  • Grades: 76 percent
  • Friends: 76 percent
  • Health: 73 percent
  • Weight: 52 percent

Delta Dental Plans Association released the survey as part of its continued focus on improving children’s oral health and overall health in the United States.