Childhood obesity is often looked upon as a form of child abuse, according to the Dr. Oz show. Unfortunately, childhood obesity is at an all time high and many parents are not sure how to handle the situation. To make matter worse, Dr. Oz states that television advertisements of unhealthy, junk foods, are directly marketed toward children.
The Dr. Oz show indicated that in some states seriously obese children were removed from their homes and placed in special schools for obese children. Of course, this is an extreme measure taken by agencies designed to protect children. However, when your children are suffering with obesity, their health and lives are essentially at risk.
As a parent you must take matters into your own hands when it comes to childhood obesity. If your child is fat do not bring unhealthy foods into your home. Stock up on fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, and nuts. Do everything in your power to limit your child’s access to unhealthy foods. Do not give your child lunch money for school. Instead, pack lunch to send to school with your child. Include healthy sandwiches, cooked vegetables, salads, fruit, and bottled water.
Finally, set positive examples of a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits. Make sure your child gets at least 20 minutes of physical exercise each day. Go for walks or bike rides with your child. Remember, children learn more from their parents' actions than they do from their parents' words.
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