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Preventing Childhood Obesity

In fact, it is very important to prevent children from over-nutrition. It is a good thing to have this awareness. It can even be said to be half successful.

The current situation
In the process of rapid economic development and urbanization, high-energy diets can replace traditional diets, and sedentary lifestyles can easily induce overnutrition.
For children, overnutrition and undernutrition are considered malnourished and pose a double burden to both the country and the family.
According to the World Health Organization, in 2016, the number of overweight children under the age of five is over 40 million. If the child is obese, it is easy to be obese at the adult stage, and it is easy to get some non-infectious when relatively young. Diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, must be taken seriously.

In addition, teenagers are a crucial period for developing healthy habits. If you don't develop good habits at a young age, it will have an impact on your future life.

Food selection
Including the daily reference to food, often said that the meaning of high protein, but in fact, for children, pure high protein diet intake, in the long run, will increase the risk of overweight. (For example, when choosing some drinks, food, and milk powder, the meat and milk is not as good as possible.)

Food type
Specific methods: Eat more fruits and vegetables, beans, whole grains and nuts, limiting the intake of total fat and sugar. Replace saturated fat with unsaturated fatty acids, which means that fats like fat and animal foods are eaten as little as possible.

The most important thing for parents is to provide a variety of foods and give them a variety of food choices.The premise is that the type of food is guaranteed, and the food is provided in the same way as the food pagoda. Encourage the child to try some fresh ingredients. Many times, some new food children may need to try more than 10 times to be able to gradually accept, so parents must be patient.

Remember to eat breakfast. Eat less white rice and eat more whole grains, including oatmeal, corn, brown rice, and some miscellaneous grains. Others can be blended with high-protein foods and dairy products.

Exercise is very important and it is recommended to have at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day. And a variety of activities should be used depending on the state of development. If you are already obese, the amount of exercise should be increased.

Screen time
Parents should consciously limit their child's playing time and time to watch the phone, usually no more than two hours a day.

It is very important to help children develop good eating habits and living habits. It is not only to prevent obesity, but also to make sense for the child's future physical health, mental state and learning ability.

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