Osteoporosis

23 May 2006

Weekly tip - Balanced diet best for young bones

Children who are overweight face more than future health problems. They appear to have broken bones and joint problems more often during childhood than kids of normal weight.

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Children who are overweight face more than future health problems. They appear to have broken bones and joint problems more often during childhood than kids of normal weight, according to the latest research.

Take action:
Keep an eye on what your kids are eating – in your own home, at school and at their friends’ homes; make provision for plenty of healthy snacks and pack healthy lunch boxes; avoid take-away foods and high-energy snacks; teach children to eat balanced meals regularly and not to skip breakfast; arrange play sessions with other children; and take your kids for long walks in the fresh air, or cycle or swim with them.

 

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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