Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Obesity10/04/13
(HealthDay News) -- Almost 18 percent of children and
adolescents in the United States are obese, according to the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number has almost
tripled since 1980.
The agency offers these suggestions for parents to help prevent
- Limit screen time for your child at home, school and child-care
- Check with the child-care center to make sure that healthy
snacks and drinks are served, and that there's plenty of physical
- Offer your child plenty of fruits and vegetables, and limit
foods high in fat and sugar.
- Serve your child water instead of sugary drinks.
- Encourage your child to get physical activity every day.
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