TAMC Tip: Childhood Obesity

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese.

Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

B5_TAMC_Tip_002Childhood obesity can be prevented. Try the following:
Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride or play basketball at the park.
Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV or playing videos games) to 2 hours or less a day.
Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits and whole-grain foods.

Communities, health professionals and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active. Make a difference for kids.

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