Recent studies have &#115&#104&#111&#119&#110 that there is an increasing trend in the &#110&#117&#109&#98&#101&#114 of overweight and obese children. &#73&#110 fact, there are &#101&#115&#116&#105&#109&#97&#116&#101&#115 that say up to &#49&#53&#37 &#111&#102 the children in UK &#102&#105&#116 &#116&#104&#105&#115 description. It is a sad &#102&#97&#99&#116, &#116&#111 &#115&#97&#121 &#116&#104&#101 least. Some experts go &#115&#111 &#102&#97&#114 as to say that &#98&#101&#99&#97&#117&#115&#101 of &#116&#104&#101 children’s &#98&#97&#100 &#101&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 habits and &#108&#97&#99&#107 of exercise, &#109&#111&#114&#101 and more parents &#119&#105&#108&#108 end up &#98&#117&#114&#121&#105&#110&#103 their &#111&#119&#110

children.

So, what &#99&#97&#110 the parents do &#97&#98&#111&#117&#116 this? &#72&#101&#114&#101 &#97&#114&#101 eight thoughts to &#112&#111&#110&#100&#101&#114 &#97&#110&#100 hopefully take action on.

&#10&#79&#98&#101&#115&#105&#116&#121 and excess weight gain are usually a direct result of poor &#101&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 &#104&#97&#98&#105&#116&#115 &#97&#110&#100 lack of &#101&#120&#101&#114&#99&#105&#115&#101. &#84&#104&#101 key here is to provide your child with a balanced &#104&#101&#97&#108&#116&#104&#121 diet and encourage physical &#97&#99&#116&#105&#118&#105&#116&#105&#101&#115.

&#10&#82&#101&#97&#108&#105&#122&#101 that not all overweight &#105&#115&#115&#117&#101&#115 &#97&#114&#101 hereditary. Many &#101&#120&#112&#101&#114&#116&#115 say that in reality, only &#97 small percent of obesity and &#119&#101&#105&#103&#104&#116 &#103&#97&#105&#110 can be attributed to heredity.. So don’t &#97&#117&#116&#111&#109&#97&#116&#105&#99&#97&#108&#108&#121 blame your genes!

Children often mimic the &#98&#97&#100 &#101&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 habits &#97&#110&#100 inactivity of their parents. Therefore set an &#101&#120&#97&#109&#112&#108&#101 by eating balanced meals &#97&#110&#100 exercising regularly. When the &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 are &#118&#101&#114&#121 young, they will want to eat &#119&#104&#97&#116 is on your plate. &#87&#104&#97&#116 better &#116&#105&#109&#101 is &#116&#104&#101&#114&#101 to start some &#103&#111&#111&#100 &#101&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 habits yourselves?

Encourage &#121&#111&#117&#114 children to walk more and take part &#105&#110 physical activities. Parents &#100&#111 not need to continually drive &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 children everywhere when they can easily walk &#116&#104&#101&#114&#101. Also, &#109&#111&#110&#105&#116&#111&#114 &#116&#104&#101 time they spend &#105&#110 front of the &#116&#101&#108&#101&#118&#105&#115&#105&#111&#110. &#72&#111&#119 &#100&#111&#101&#115 &#116&#104&#105&#115 &#99&#111&#109&#112&#97&#114&#101 to &#116&#104&#101 time &#116&#104&#101&#121 &#115&#112&#101&#110&#100 &#111&#117&#116&#115&#105&#100&#101 playing &#111&#114 &#112&#97&#114&#116&#105&#99&#105&#112&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 in some physical activities?

Minimize fast food, &#115&#119&#101&#101&#116&#115, and convenience meals. They are &#97&#108&#108 high in calories &#97&#110&#100 full of &#115&#97&#108&#116 and sugar. They are cheap, &#97&#118&#97&#105&#108&#97&#98&#108&#101 and &#116&#97&#114&#103&#101&#116&#101&#100 &#116&#111 &#111&#117&#114 children through television, so beware.

&#10&#76&#117&#99&#107&#105&#108&#121 it is easier to &#99&#104&#97&#110&#103&#101 a &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100’&#115 eating habits than it is &#116&#111 &#99&#104&#97&#110&#103&#101 an adults. If you are concerned about &#121&#111&#117&#114 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100’&#115 weight you should &#101&#110&#99&#111&#117&#114&#97&#103&#101 them &#116&#111 &#101&#97&#116 a &#118&#97&#114&#105&#101&#116&#121 of fresh foods that &#97&#114&#101 &#110&#117&#116&#114&#105&#116&#105&#111&#117&#115. You should also &#114&#101&#112&#108&#97&#99&#101 foods that are high in &#102&#97&#116 &#115&#117&#99&#104 &#97&#115 cookies, chocolate, &#97&#110&#100 &#99&#97&#107&#101&#115 with alternatives that are healthy &#115&#117&#99&#104 as &#102&#114&#101&#115&#104 &#102&#114&#117&#105&#116, &#119&#104&#111&#108&#101&#103&#114&#97&#105&#110 &#98&#114&#101&#97&#100 or &#99&#114&#97&#99&#107&#101&#114&#115.

The way you cook (and shop) also has an &#101&#102&#102&#101&#99&#116 on their &#40&#97&#110&#100 your) weight. That is, &#103&#114&#105&#108&#108 or bake foods &#114&#97&#116&#104&#101&#114 than fry &#116&#104&#101&#109. Watch the types &#111&#102 &#99&#97&#114&#98&#111&#104&#121&#100&#114&#97&#116&#101&#115 you eat. Buy fresh fruit &#106&#117&#105&#99&#101&#115 rather &#116&#104&#97&#110 sodas. &#83&#116&#97&#114&#116 their &#100&#97&#121 with low sugar cereals. Minimize &#116&#104&#101 amount of sweets (chocolate) in the &#104&#111&#117&#115&#101 &#97&#110&#100 substitute, instead, things like dried fruits, &#110&#117&#116&#115 and &#103&#114&#97&#110&#111&#108&#97.

Develop good &#101&#97&#116&#105&#110&#103 &#104&#97&#98&#105&#116&#115. To prevent children grazing all &#100&#97&#121, &#112&#114&#111&#118&#105&#100&#101 them with &#114&#101&#103&#117&#108&#97&#114 meals &#97&#116 &#115&#101&#116, &#114&#111&#117&#116&#105&#110&#101 times. Don’t allow &#121&#111&#117&#114 child to &#101&#97&#99&#104 &#119&#104&#105&#108&#101 &#116&#104&#101&#121 do homework or &#119&#97&#116&#99&#104 television.

&#85&#115&#101 mealtimes as &#97&#110 opportunity for the family to &#115&#105&#116 together &#97&#116 &#97 &#116&#97&#98&#108&#101. Encourage your child &#116&#111 listen to what &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 stomachs &#116&#101&#108&#108 them so &#116&#104&#101&#121 learn to only eat when they are hungry &#97&#115 &#111&#112&#112&#111&#115&#101&#100 to eating out &#111&#102 habit.

&#84&#101&#97&#99&#104 &#121&#111&#117&#114 child to chew their food thoroughly &#97&#110&#100 &#101&#97&#116 at a slower pace so &#116&#104&#101&#121 savor and &#97&#112&#112&#114&#101&#99&#105&#97&#116&#101 their food.

Ask your child to assist you when you are preparing food so they are &#109&#111&#114&#101 interested and aware &#111&#102 &#119&#104&#97&#116 they are eating. A child who &#104&#97&#115 helped &#112&#114&#101&#112&#97&#114&#101 a &#104&#101&#97&#108&#116&#104&#121 meal &#105&#115 more &#108&#105&#107&#101&#108&#121 to eat it. Encourage older &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#116&#111 keep &#97 &#102&#111&#111&#100 diary to identify &#116&#104&#101 times they are &#108&#105&#107&#101&#108&#121 &#116&#111 snack.

&#10&#84&#104&#101&#114&#101 &#121&#111&#117 have eight points on how &#116&#104&#101 parent &#99&#97&#110 influence the eating habits of their &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110, which in &#116&#117&#114&#110, &#115&#104&#111&#117&#108&#100 positively &#97&#102&#102&#101&#99&#116 the child’s &#119&#101&#105&#103&#104&#116 gain.

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