Nutrition and Dietetics/The Role of Healthy Diet in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition of excess fat in an individual’s body, causing health conditions. Obesity in childhood poses immediate and future health risks. However, healthy diet plays a crucial role in overweight children by reducing the rate of weight gain, in the meantime allowing normal growth and development.                                                                                           

Parents, guardians and teachers could help children maintain a healthy weight by helping them develop healthy eating habits and limiting calorie-rich temptations. They could also encourage children be physically active, have reduced screen time, and get adequate sleep.

What causes obesity?

  • Physical inactivity
  • Poor quality diet
  • Excessive eating
  • Stress levels
  • Boredom
  • Environmental factors

What are the consequences?

  • Type II Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Behavior and learning complications

Help children develop healthy eating habits by:

  • Providing plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products.
  • Including low-fat or non-fat milk or dairy products, including cheese and yogurt.
  • Choosing lean meats, poultry, fish, lentils, and beans for protein.
  • Encouraging to drink lots of water.
  • Limiting sugary drinks.
  • Limiting consumption of sugar and saturated fat.

Benefits of Physical Activity: (Recommendation= 60 min per day)

  • Strengthening bones.
  • Decreasing blood pressure.
  • Reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Increasing self-esteem.
  • Helping with weight management.

As a parent, you should avoid:

  • Telling your child to ‘clean their plates’
  • Ordering ready-made food
  • Skipping meals
  • Rewarding child with desserts

As a parent, you should:

  • Schedule regular meals and snacks throughout the day.
  • Involve children in planning and preparing food
  • Limit eating foods to the dining table, not behind a screen
  • Eat with the family!
  • Make the healthy meals appealing
  • Encourage your child during physical activity
  • Replace non healthy snacks with homemade healthy options

It is important to note that children should NOT be placed on a weight reduction diet without the consultation of a health care provider.

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