Tips for Parents – Ideas to Help Children and Maintain a Healthy Weight

“Being an overweight/obese child has an enormous impact on physical, mental, and emotional health along with social and overall development. The vast majority of overweight kids ultimately become overweight or obese adults. This may never be eradicated, but we can certainly make an effort to help control this current epidemic using some of the ideas recommended below.”

Photo: Children eating lunch in a cafeteria

You’ve probably read about it in newspapers and seen it on the news: in the United States, the number of children with obesity has continued to rise over the past two decades. You may wonder: Why are doctors and scientists troubled by this trend? And as parents or other concerned adults, you may ask: What steps can we take to prevent obesity in our children? This page provides answers to some of the questions you may have, as well as resources to help you keep your family healthy…

 

Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/children/index.html