Exercise is an important part of keeping children healthy. Encouraging healthy lifestyles in children and teens is important for when they grow older.
Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age.
Encourage your teen to eat three balanced meals a day, with fruits or vegetables as snacks.
Children who are inactive—spending time watching TV or sitting at a computer—are at higher risk for obesity, especially when their diet contains lots of high-calorie foods and beverages.
Preschool children are still developing their eating habits and need encouragement to eat healthy meals and snacks.
Eating healthy after-school snacks is important at this age, as these snacks may contribute up to one-third of the total calorie intake for the day.
Mealtime with a toddler can be challenging, because children at this age are striving for independence and control. It's best to provide structure and set limits.
For overweight children 7 and older, the initial goal is to keep them from gaining more weight. Changes in eating habits and exercise are gradually introduced to trim pounds.
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