Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity
Breakfast
We should look what is he eating for breakfast. In order to help overweight and obese child, their families should understand the importance of eating breakfast and they should provide suggestions about ways to incorporate breakfast into their family’s daily routine.

Is your child eating a bowl of cereal with low-fat milk. Does he using a very large soup bowl
which probably could hold three to four individual servings of cereal. With the extra milk, that means that he was probably getting about 500 to 600 calories, instead of the 150 calories that you would expect from a cup of cereal and half cup of low fat milk.

Snack
There are numerous reasons that snack food intake might increase the risk of becoming or remaining overweight. For example, snack foods may contribute to excessive caloric intake by eating consumed in addition to regular meals, instead of as replacement.

Eating fast food
Eating at fast food restaurants two or three times a week after school. These after school 'fast food' were really full meals, after which he usually ate a regular dinner.

He was also drinking 20 ounce bottles of regular soda one or two times a day, plus some fruit flavored drinks.

On the good side, he was taking regularly on most days and did eat a lot of healthy foods, including plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and low fat dairy products.

Getting childhood obesity under control though improved die and regular exercise is the best way to the solve the problems.

Healthy foods may take a little more time and attention than ordering pizza, or happy meals but change in your child’s health is worth it.

Let kids help prepare their own food, even though they might get in the way and it seems more trouble than it’s worth. They will better understanding of good food. They will appreciate the goodness of whole foods by growing their own food.
Childhood Obesity

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