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Preventing Childhood Obesity
The incidence of childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the U.S. in the past twenty years. Obesity in childhood is particularly worrisome because it sets children up for obesity and serious health issues in adulthood, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. While some children are naturally larger than others, being significantly overweight as a child can also lead to mental health and social issues such as depression, low self-esteem and bullying. Healthy Eating Habits As a parent, you can guide your children in maintaining a healthy weight by helping them develop healthy eating habits and restricting their access to foods that are high in calories and sugar. Encourage your children to listen to their bodies to know …Read More