TAMC Tip: Childhood obesity

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tripler Army Medical Center logoParents and caregivers can help prevent childhood obesity by providing healthy meals and snacks, daily physical activity and nutrition education.

Children can be encouraged to adopt healthy eating behaviors and be physically active when parents accomplish the following:
•Focus on good health, not a certain weight goal.
•Focus on the family. Do not set overweight children apart.
•Involve the whole family and work to gradually change the family’s physical activity and eating habits.
•Establish daily meal and snack times, and eating together, as frequently as possible.
•Make a wide variety of healthful foods available based on the Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children.
•Plan sensible portions. Use the Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children as a guide.

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