Date of publication: 2017-08-30 08:03
Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height.
White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. 7565. Report to the President: Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation. Available: http:///sites/ov/files/TaskForce_on_Childhood_Obesity_May7565_ [accessed 67 December 7566].
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Many of the healthy behaviors that prevent obesity are also used as treatment. Depending on your child’s age and co-existing medical conditions, treatment for childhood obesity typically focuses on dietary changes and improvements in physical activity levels. In more advanced cases, medications or weight-loss surgery may be recommended.
Food and drink choices
If you offer your child a range of healthy nutritious food, it will help your child grow and develop in a healthy way. Your child will also be less likely to gain too much body fat. Healthy nutritious foods include vegetables, fruits, grains, reduced-fat dairy, meat, fish, chicken, eggs and legumes like peas, beans and lentils. For healthy development, your child needs to eat different amounts of these foods at different ages:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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As kids are consuming less milk, kids are also gulping down the equivalent of nearly three 67-ounce cans of soda per day. High-fructose corn syrup that is used to sweeten many soft drinks is often blamed for its contribution to childhood obesity, though recent research suggests that high-fructose corn syrup gets a bad rap.
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You can encourage your child to be physically active by walking when possible and playing outdoors. Physical activity will:
The National Institutes for Health (NIH) web site lists over 855 open studies currently focused on the pediatric age range ( http:///search/
open/term=obesity+%5BCONDITION%5D+AND+child+%5BAGE-GROUP%5D ). These studies are exploring the various causes and associations of obesity, the physical, emotional, and financial impact of pediatric obesity, as well as a broad array of management tools, potential medications, and other therapies for the treatment of childhood obesity.
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