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November 18, 2016

How to Help Overweight Kids Get Healthier

By Ali Skahan

It’s never an easy thing to have your children struggle with obesity, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it affects more than 12.7 million children in the U.S. Between all of the snack times, birthday parties and sugary lunch options, choosing the right foods may be more challenging than we think. While obesity may be caused by many different factors, the best thing a parent can do is be a role model and set an example for your kids. Not sure where to begin? Start with managing your child’s eating habits and choices.

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I think another huge factor is that instead of being outside and really getting exercise, they’re sitting in the house with some electronic device in their hands, or watching TV. How often do we see kids riding bikes, playing tag, hopscotch (I know, I’m showing my age), walking to a local store to get a treat …. we don’t. Unfortunately, it’s often unsafe in our neighborhoods anymore, and kids just don’t want to do it!

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