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100 Less Calories A Day…..

Posted Jul 26 2008 10:18am

Cutting a child’s daily intake of unhealthy snacks by 100 calories a day would have a large impact on maintaining a healthy weight. According to City News (link), “If a child eats an extra 100 calories, which doesn’t seem like a lot, every day for a year then it’s 36,500 extra calories, which adds up.”

Now that Halloween has passed, children will probably start to consume more sugars in the form of candy, which in turn, equals more calories. The trick - limit the amount of candy your child will eat. The parent should be in control of what candy goes into their system. This is a great start in the effort to keep your children healthy and slim.

Snip…..”Another recent study showed that the rate of childhood obesity more than tripled from 1980 to 2004. Approximately 25 million children are now either obese or overweight. Obesity increases a child’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a disease normally associated with adults. And dentists also chimed in on the matter, saying that it’s okay to let your kids gorge a little bit on Halloween but you should try and keep them away from those chewy candies that easily stick to your teeth…..snip.”

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