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06 January 2006

Centrum tip - Balanced diet best for young bones

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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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