Children and weight
A child with serious weight issues, whether under or overweight, risks health issues that could follow him throughout his adult life. Setting the foundations of a healthy diet, regular exercise and a healthy image of oneself, will help ensure your child has a good relationship with food, and his body for the future.
Overweight in children and adolescents is becoming a serious problem in the UK. According to official figures, since the 1980s the number of children and teenagers who are overweight has increased dramatically: today, one in three children is overweight, while almost nine per cent of...
The best way you can help your child maintain a healthy weight is to make healthy eating and exercise a normal part of your daily lives.
Eating disorders most commonly affect adolescents and young women, and occur across all the social groups.
Children whose weight or rate of weight gain is significantly below that of other children of similar age and gender are considered to be failing to thrive.
According to the ICCR, the suppression of sugary drinks, such as soft drinks, fruit juices and nectars could help fight against abdominal obesity, as well as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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