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How can I prevent my child from becoming overweight / obese?

Be a good role model for your child by following a healthy lifestyle.
  1. Cook healthy dishes that your child likes.
  2. Try not to keep junk food at home. Identify healthy snacks (fruits, vegetables, nuts) for your child to eat if hungry between meals.
  3. If the child has the occasional chips or cookies, teach him / her to limit the quantity.
  4. Encourage eating smaller portions of food if you feel that the child is gaining weight.
  5. It is important for your child to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, rather than sugary drinks like soda and cool drinks.
  6. Limit the time your child spends on television, computer and smartphone.
  7. Encourage your child to be physically active.
  8. Please refer to:
    1. Encouraging your child to eat a balanced diet
    2. Is my child’s physical activity appropriate?

If your child is obese, it is not safe to put him / her on a diet without medical guidance. Schedule an appointment with Amara Hospital to take advantage of our Childhood Obesity Services.