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How to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Watch more Children's Health & Safety videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/423-Childrens-Health-and-Safety Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Prevent childhood obesity with these helpful tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Get the family involved Get the whole family involved in physical activity, such as bike riding, playing tag, walking, and dancing. Tip Physical activity will increase self-esteem, strengthen bones, and reduce stress and anxiety. Step 2: Limit sedentary activities Limit sedentary activities, such as playing video games, watching TV, and surfing the internet. The more time children spend playing video games, the more likely they will become obese. Step 3: Provide healthy foods Provide your children with healthy meals and snacks, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. Tip Avoid processed foods and sugary drinks. Step 4: Go to mypyramid.com Go to "mypyramid.com":http://www.mypyramid.gov/ to help your family get general diet and lifestyle recommendations. Step 5: Involve your family Involve your family in planning, shopping, and preparing the meals. Sit down as a family as much as possible. Tip Encourage your family to try a variety of foods. Step 6: Teach your children Teach your children at an early age about food and nutrition so children develop healthy eating habits for life. Step 7: Set a good example Set a good example for your children by making smart choices about your own lifestyle. Help prevent obesity and future chronic diseases from occurring. Did You Know? Childhood obesity was the #1 health concern among parents in America, topping smoking and drug abuse between 2008-2010.
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