Parents know a healthy diet is key for their child’s growth and development. But now, recommendations are saying what your child drinks matters just as much as what they eat.
Dietitians say kids should eat a well-rounded diet that provides all the vitamins and minerals they need to grow. And, it’s important to teach kids sustainable healthy habits that will set them up for success as adults.
Childhood obesity can set a child up for a lifetime of weight and health challenges. But you can help by being a good role model and taking these other simple but important steps.
Childhood obesity impacts 13.7 million children and teens in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But according to a new study, fewer teens are trying to lose weight. Psychologist Leslie Heinberg, PhD, weighs in on what factors may be at play.
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For teens who struggle with their weight, it can be easy for them — and their parents — to fret about the number they see on the bathroom scale. But a new set of guidelines says parents can help their teens by taking the focus off what they weigh and instead encouraging good eating habits.