Childhood obesity. How to help your kids. . .

A recent study of obese 2-11 year olds reinforced some take home points that all of us parents with young children may appreciate. . .First the facts and then how we can change the culture in our own homes.

  • Limit sugar-sweetened beverages and give water instead.  Water is the best way to hydrate.
  • Offer healthy snack in lieu of cheese puffs or chips.  (This may mean that you need to purge the unhealthy snacks from your home).
  • Eat breakfast.  Like your mom used to tell you. . . it IS the most important meal of the day.

These three changes may greatly help your child build a healthy eating pattern and shed some fat, too.  Parents are gatekeepers of the foods kept in the home and offered.  Pick those foods responsibly.

Childhood obesity rates 2007

Childhood obesity rates 2007

Hope this helps.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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