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Four tips to preventing an overweight child

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 by Maggie LaBarbera

Four factors that can make all the difference in promoting a healthy weight child.

  1. Involve your child in grocery shopping and cooking
  2. Avoid having "food rules" like finish all your food on your plate
  3. Get the kids playing actively inside and outside
  4. Make being active a priority
These are based on new research released by the SymphonyIRI and FMI completed in April 2010.  The study reports "We have found that just a few differences in behaviors can make the difference between the path to overweight and obesity, and that of maintaining healthy weight children."

Related resources from Nourish Interactive:

Cooking with Kids Tips

Kids Daily Exercise Needs Article

Improving Kids TV Habits Article

Keep Kids Active During Summer Article

Online BMI Calculator- A free tool for parents to check their child's BMI

BMI tool for children- Instead of a BMI percentile score, children receive positive messages about improving their exercise and nutrition habits!

Learn about our free interactive online games for kids - The fun way to learn about nutrition!





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