Easy lifestyle changes to make your family healthier

Published On: Aug 08 2013 11:37:13 AM EDT
Updated On: Sep 20 2013 10:37:29 AM EDT

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With obesity rates on the rise – including childhood obesity rates – it’s important for families to live healthier lifestyles.

While it might sound like a daunting task, there are small changes your family can make to be healthier.

One tip is to eat dinner as a family. This allows parents to prepare healthy meals for the entire family and prevents kids from grabbing fast food or unhealthy dinners on the go.

Limit the amount of soda and sugary drinks your child is consuming, as well as rationing out how much junk food they are allowed.

Another easy switch is to offer healthier types of cereal. Instead of offering your child sugary cereals, instead try to provide cereals that are low in sugar and high in fiber.

Parents should also avoid rewarding and comforting their child with food. Parents should also try to avoid giving kids a treat for eating healthier foods, like their vegetables.

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