Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or wellbeing. As methods to determine body fat directly aredifficult, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI. Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is beingrecognized as a serious public health concern. The term overweight rather than obese is often used in children as it is less stigmatizing
1.- Start small. Gradualchanges are easiest to incorporate into the daily routine and to maintain long term. Start by making a few small changes, such as turning off the TV duringdinner, switching from soda to skim milk or water, and taking a family walk after dinner once a week.
2.-Set goals. For example, your child's goal might be to eatfruit for afternoon snacks. Your goal might be to take a brisk walk three days a week. The family's goal might be to limit fast-food meals to once a month.
3.- Recognize triggers. Be prepared for situations that may tempt you to fall back to your old habits.
4. - Keep it positive. Focus on healthy lifestylechanges, rather than your child's appearance or a number on the scale. Remember, treating childhood obesity isn't a race. It takes time and dedication to replaceestablished behaviors with new, healthier behaviors.
Instituto tecnológico Superior de Irapuato
Student: Omar Ismael Murillo GutiérrezTeacher: Gonzalo Reyes Leparra
Subject: English level 4
Career: Engineering Business Management
No. Ctrl: IS08111142
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