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How do I keep my child a healthy weight?

Weight problems can be difficult to resolve. It’s important to prevent the problem from happening in the first place.Here are some tips to help you keep your child at a healthy weight:
  • Don't insist your child eat when he isn't hungry, it’s alright if not every meal gets finished.
  • Don't use food as a way to comfort or as a reward.
  • Don't offer dessert as a reward for finishing a meal, this reinforces the idea of sweets being more valuable than other foods.
  • Offer your child a healthy and balanced diet. No more than 30 percent of all the calories your child eats should be fat calories.
  • Only eat at fast-food restaurants as a very occasional treat.
  • Limit how much TV your child watches. Instead, encourage your child to get active.
  • Spend time being active with your child, go on a family cycling trip, a hill walk or play outdoor games together.
  • Teach your child good eating and exercise habits that he will have for the rest of his life.

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