Teaching children about healthy eating is so important to a child's future. We can't allow them to chose their eating habits by themselves.
So once you have decided to create a healthier lifestyle for your family, now what? Where should you begin?
It is imperative to start by seeking advice from your family physician who might, in turn, refer you to a dietician. Your healthcare professionals will then provide guidance on how to create a healthy eating plan.
Things can be confusing when you first begin because breaking years of unhealthy eating habits can be challenging. However, focusing on changing one thing at a time can make achieving your goals a little easier. Also, working together as a family is essential.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Here are some immediately actionable tips and tricks for preventing and managing overweight or obesity in children:
Since there are so many resources out there, I wanted to share these excellent websites I found to help you begin your journey:
Children's Mercy Hospital
Children's Mercy is recognized as one of America's best children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report, ranking in all 10 pediatric specialties. Jump Start Your Family
The American Academy of Pediatrics
Founded in 1930, the American Academy of Pediatrics is the country's leading authority on pediatric healthcare. Various Childhood Obesity Articles
Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester has again been ranked as the top performing children's hospital in the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin on U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Healthy Lifestyle, Children's Health
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture, also known as the Agriculture Department, is the federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food. My Plate
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