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Household routines lower childhood obesity risk

Posted Mar 31 2010 12:00am

This week, an article came out in Pediatric News March 2010 regarding some interesting findings to help decrease obesity in preschoolers!
The article, "Three Household Routines Lowered Obesity Risk", states that a study done Sept 2009 and published also in the American Academy of Pediatrics journal Pediatrics stated that the prevalence of obesity among preschool-aged children in the U.S lowered by 40%:

  1. Regularly sharing evening meals with their families
  2. Sleeping more than 10.5 hours per night
  3. Viewing no more than 2 hours of TV per day

Click here to view the complete article and study

Three Household Routines Lowered Obesity Risk” D. Mahoney. Pediatric News March 2010. p.44

Some practical information that parents can begin to apply to your preschooler's daily life today!

Picture by Pavel Losevsky, PhotoXpress

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