Obesity-Children and Teens Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Obesity-Children and Teens? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at ThirdAge.com.


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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.


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