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Focus on Childhood Obesity Prevention
September 2016 | Issue No. 132
Choosing Healthy Snacks - Image
“Mom, can I have a snack?” Sound familiar? Most children eat at least one snack per day. And that’s okay! Snacks can support—or even enhance—your child's overall healthy eating plan.
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By: Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP
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How to Talk to Your Teen About His or Her Weight: DON'T!
916_weight_shoes.jpgAccording to the new AAP clinical report, Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents, teens whose parents focus on healthy eating and physical activity rather than weight are less likely to have an eating disorder or engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors.
Hunger Affects 15 million US Children
916_girl_spoon.jpgThe AAP recommends pediatricians screen all children for food insecurity and talk with families about things like whether they have enough food, or if they are struggling to find affordable housing or child care. It's impossible to know who needs help unless they ask. Remember if you are struggling to make ends meet, your pediatrician can help!
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