Ten tips to help prevent childhood obesity

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 26 2012 4:16 p.m. MDT

Editor's note: This content from Dr. Jennifer Shaer originally appeared on Survivor Pediatrics. It has been reprinted here with permission.

There is a lot of attention these days on childhood obesity. How do cute chubby babies grow into unhealthy overweight children? It’s very easy.

Weight management is an uphill battle for everyone. It is only successful for adults when they have the desire and determination to make a change. The problem for kids is that they want what they want, when they want it.

Children cannot understand the consequences of overeating and lack of exercise. They cannot be expected to make healthy food choices on their own. It is up to parents to instill healthy eating habits in their kids. Here are a few tips.

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