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.
Hope this helps.