Fort HealthCare Healthy Kids
Like any parent, you want your child to grow up healthy and happy. But for many children, unhealthy weight gain is a serious problem. Being overweight can lead to health problems such as diabetes. It can also hurt a child’s self-esteem. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to help. And even if your child isn’t struggling with weight, now is still a great time to teach healthy habits that last a lifetime.
Growing children need healthy food for strong bodies. They should NOT be put on calorie-restricting diets. Instead, kids should be encouraged to play each day, and to eat healthy foods instead of junk foods. This helps a child grow naturally into a healthy weight. Remember, being fit doesn’t mean being thin. Healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. If you have concerns about your child’s weight, talk with your pediatrician.
Also, a healthy and happy child isn’t just limited to watching their weight. You want what’s best for your child, whether that’s good nutrition, strong self-esteem, proper development, good preventive healthcare, effective discipline, and a breadth of life opportunities.
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