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MANAGEMENT OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY--BEST ADVICES TO PARENTS TO OVERCOME PROBLEMS DURING CHILDHOOD DIETING

Posted May 08 2009 11:36pm
  1. The emotional atmosphere of a meal Place a major roll,never ever punish a child during mealtimes with regard to eating. Interactions during meals should be pleasant and happy.
  2. Do not use foods as rewards.
  3. Every body within the family and the close environment (Parents, siblings, and peers) should model healthy eating, tasting new foods, and eating a well-balanced meal
  4. Do not confine to a same type of meal everyday. Children should be exposed to a wide range of foods, tastes, and textures.
  5. Foods should be offered multiple times. Repeated exposure to initially disliked foods will break down resistance.
  6. Offering a range of foods with low energy density helps children balance energy intake.
  7. Do not restrict the access to food. because, it will invariably increase rather than decrease a child's preference for that food.
  8. In other hand,do not force the child to eat certian food because it  will decrease his or her preference for that food. Children's wariness of new foods is normal and should be expected.
  9. Children tend to be more aware of satiety than adults, so allow children to respond to satiety, and let that dictate servings. Do not force children to “clean their plate”.
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