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Keeping your child healthy: preventing childhood obesity

By Melissa Plog

Abstract

The information provided in this handout does not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Minnesota Medical School physicians and faculty. These materials are provided for informational purposes only and are in no way intended to take the place of the advice and recommendations of your personal health care provider. You use the information provided in these handouts at your own risk.As a parent, it is important to know that being overweight is a significant health risk for your child. In addition to increasing their risk for numerous diseases, being overweight may also affect how your child feels about himself or herself. In addition, overweight children often grow up to be overweight adults. Parents do have a significant impact on their children's eating and exercise habits, and establishing healthy habits is the key to maintaining a healthy weight

Topics: childhood obesity, prevention
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:conservancy.umn.edu:11299/44289
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