Healthy eating habits for healthy kids

With so much in the news about the rise in childhood obesity and the prevalence of food related behavioral problems, it is important for parents to have some basic understanding of how to look after the health of their children. Most health related issues encountered in children are mainly due to the ignorance of parents rather than a lack of care and concern.

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Overcoming Childhood Obesity

An article in the Washington Post on February 20th 2009, reports that a new initiative has been unveiled to help childhood obesity. The initiative, which is spearheaded by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, is designed to give children better access to health care to help fight obesity. The children concerned will have a 4 visits to a dietician and 4 visits to a doctor paid for by participating insurance companies. The hope is that these sessions will help by giving them advise on healthy eating enabling them to lose weight.

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