Kids today are unhealthier than ever before. As a culture, we’re more sedentary and overweight than previous generations could have imagined us to be. Childhood obesity is at record numbers and countless more are walking that dangerous line. Much of what we do as parents has an impact on our children’s overall health so we may have no one to blame but ourselves.
According to Ginny Ehrlich, the director of the childhood obesity initiative at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “One in 10 children become obese from ages 2 to 5, and about 5 percent of 6- to 11-year-olds are “severely” obese.” To help you keep your family healthy, we put together 10 ways you are making your kids overweight. Let’s make better choices, shall we? Because obesity in children is really something we can avoid.
1. Knowledge is Power
If you’re not keeping proper track of your children’s growth and staying up-to-date with annual physicals, you won’t know if your children are becoming dangerously heavy until it’s potentially too late.
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