How to prevent childhood obesity

prevent childhood obesity

Recent studies show that following a few simple habits, parents can prevent childhood obesity. Some of the simplest and most important are:

prevent childhood obesity

Teach by example
One survey found that children whose parents decide to stay in shape are much more likely to have a healthy weight. There is nothing worse that tell a child what they need to do and what not to do it yourself.

Not say “clean your plate”
Young children instinctively know how much food they need. This instinct may disappear, however, when parents of children serve too large portions or push to eat more. A study illustrates this: When children three years of age were served a larger portion than usual of macaroni and cheese, eat only until hunger was satisfied. Encourage children to eat enough to satisfy their appetites and stop them before they are actually full.

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