Helping Kids Maintain a Healthy Body Weight: A Cheat Sheet for Success
Helping Kids Maintain a Healthy Body Weight: A Cheat Sheet for Success. (2020, July 9). Eat Right. https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/weight-and-body-positivity/helping-kids-maintain-a-healthy-body-weight-a-cheat-sheet-for-success
A healthy weight for kids is about healthy behaviors, such as enjoying a variety of foods and activities for strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity. Research suggests kids who diet end up weighing more than non-dieters, with lower self-esteem and greater risk for eating disorders. Do not put your child on a diet, especially without consulting your doctor and a registered dietitian nutritionist. Here are some simple actions adults can take to help children develop positive lifestyle habits. These strategies have been shown to promote a healthy weight for adults, too. To continue reading, follow the link above.