Globally, more than 22 million kids younger than five suffer from obesity.
This not only has an impact on their quality of life, but also on their health – now and in future.
But parents can take simple steps to keep their kids in shape.
- Keep lots of fruit and veggies on hand
– The goal is five servings a day
- Other nutritious snacks include yoghurt, peanut butter and celery, and whole-grain crackers and cheese
- Serve lean meats and other healthy sources of protein such as eggs and nuts
- Limit fat consumption by avoiding fried foods; opt for healthier cooking methods, such as baking and grilling
- Limit sugary drinks, such as soda and fruit-flavoured drinks – instead, serve water and milk
- Sneak more exercise into the day without making it a chore, try riding bikes or going to the park as a family
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