Portion Control – A Key to Fighting Childhood Obesity

One of the main problems in treating childhood obesity is the issue of “portion control.” This is not just a problem for children – many adults suffer from it, too. Good eating habits and the ability to control the quantity of food consumed are very important tools for preventing obesity in children.

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How You Can Help Your Child Stop Drinking Soda and Juice

 

A child’s body is 70% water, and even slight dehydration could lead to a health risk.  That is why drinking plenty of fluids is very important during the childhood years. When I talk about the importance of fluids, I don’t include sweet drinks such as soda in this recommendation. Soda drinks are fluids but with a high amount of sugar and other artificial additives (colors, flavors and more), which make them less healthy drink options. Continue reading “How You Can Help Your Child Stop Drinking Soda and Juice”

The Truth About Orange Juice

Is Orange Juice Bad for Your Kids?!!

 

Many parents know that soda is unhealthy and not recommended for children or adults. But what about orange juice and other fruit juices? We know it’s very important healthwise to eat fruit every day, but do fruit juices deliver the same nutritional benefits?  The answer is:  NO! Continue reading “The Truth About Orange Juice”

Help Prevent Childhood Obesity by Keeping These 5 Foods Out of Your House

 

The ability to make smart food choices at a young age is greatly influenced by the kind of food kids see at home. As parents, it is our responsibility to create a nutritional environment which promotes healthy eating habits.  It is extremely important to ensure the food the child is eating is of high nutritional quality. We need to avoid foods with “empty calories” which means they are high in calories from fat and sugar, but low in nutritional benefits. Continue reading “Help Prevent Childhood Obesity by Keeping These 5 Foods Out of Your House”

Childhood Obesity: Five top tips on how to help your child lose weight


In this article, I’ll try to provide parents a perspective on how to help your child build healthy eating habits by giving them the right support.

 

Childhood obesity is one of the most concerning health issues currently facing our society. The problem has been deepening over the years, and although the American public is increasingly aware of the magnitude of the problem, there are still no real solutions for it. Continue reading “Childhood Obesity: Five top tips on how to help your child lose weight”