Finding the right child diet plan is crucial. Reports suggest that obesity is growing rapidly in the UK, with up to 15% of kids now classified as obese.
This becomes even more worrying when you consider that more than 70 percent of obese kids become obese adults, laying them open to a whole range of diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cancer.
A good child diet plan can help your kids avoid all the associated problems that go with obesity, including poor self-esteem and depression.
In order to be successful your child diet plan should focus on a wide range of issues such as:
- Reducing consumption of processed food
- Reducing time spent watching television or engaged in sedentary activities at home (PC games etc.)
- Increasing physical activity
Parents are responsible for setting up a lifetime of eating behaviours, both good and bad. It's therefore important to look at what message your eating behaviour gives to your kids.
Other strategies include having a good variety of low-energy food available, such as fruits and vegetables, rather than calorie dense snack foods. If you don't bring them into the house, they are simply not an option for your kids.
By setting a good example when kids are young, parents can avoid many health and emotional problems, and set their kids on the path to a healthy life.