Basics of Childhood Obesity
Body Mass index is a measurement used to determine if a child is overweight or obese. It is calculated using a child’s weight and height.
Consequences of Childhood Obesity:
High blood pressure and high cholesterol
Risk of impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, and Type2 Diabetes
Greater risk of Social and Psychological problems
Causes: Poor diet, Inactivity and Genetics
Healthy Eating Habits: Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain products.Encourage your kids to drink lots of water and limit sugar sweetened beverages. Limit intake of sugar and saturated fats.
Help keep kids active!!! Children should participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
Limit TV,Video Games, and Computer Time
Parents need to be a positive role model.