Obesity-Children and Teens Prevention
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How to Prevent Obesity-Children and Teens
To help reduce your child's chance of being overweight or obese:
- Encourage at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
- Choose lean meats, poultry, and fish.
- Serve reasonable portions.
- Limit sugar-sweetened drinks. Encourage your child to drink water.
- If your child is over two years of age, encourage him to get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity most days of the week.
- Limit screen time to two hours a day maximum.
- Make sure your child is getting enough sleep.
- Set a good example for your children. Choose healthy food options. Be physically active.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright ©2014 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved. Source: EBSCO