Conquering Childhood Obesity

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Childhood obesity is a condition that affects a child’s health due to excess body fat. If left untreated childhood obesity can lead to other complications like diabetes.  To control childhood obesity, the child’s eating habits will need to be monitored and controlled. In this modern day where fast food is literally everywhere, children are allowed the liberty to eat whatever they want.  From fried foods to snacks to sweets, these foods all contribute to childhood obesity. A child’s diet should be comprised of a balance of fruits, vegetables, bread, cereal, rice, pasta, meat, poultry, fish, nuts, dry beans, milk, yogurt, cheeses and fats, oils and sweets should be used very sparingly. These foods should be incorporated daily in a balanced way to ensure children are getting the nutrients they need to grow. In addition to poor eating habits, lack of exercise is also a factor that contributes to childhood obesity.  It is important for parents to encourage fun physical activities so children can have exercise daily.  It is important that a well balanced diet and exercise are incorporated both at school and at home. One dinner recipe for kids is a simple chicken and rice with broccoli. To make this dish you will need…

Ingredients

1 cup rice
2 seasoned chicken tenders
1 head broccoli
Salt
Butter

Instructions

-In a small pot, add the rice, 1 cup water and a pinch of salt and let cook for about 15 minutes

-In a small skillet, sauté the seasoned chicken tenders

-Cut the broccoli into pieces and in a separate pot, steam with butter

-When all three staples have cooked completely, prepare them to be served

-In a child friendly plate, place 1 spoon of rice, 1-2 chicken tenders and 4 pieces of broccoli

-Serve with a glass of milk, water or sugar free juice

Portion control is important when it comes to children because it ensures they are not eating more or less than what they are supposed to.

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Comments

    • Linny
    • November 14, 2016
    Reply

    a mothers fear. great article

    • Cindy
    • November 14, 2016
    Reply

    everything is ok in moderation

    • BeyonceFan
    • November 14, 2016
    Reply

    thx for this article @Cookfor1

    • Andrew Mo
    • November 14, 2016
    Reply

    those chicken tenders in the picture look amazing

    • Wilson
    • November 14, 2016
    Reply

    luv the recipe

    • Tony
    • November 14, 2016
    Reply

    ^^ great treat for fridays

    • Penguin33
    • November 14, 2016
    Reply

    start teaching ur kids about the healthy foods and you can prevent any issues

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