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Easy Ways to Reduce Obesity Risk in Pre-Schoolers

April 6, 2010
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One of the simplest ways to reduce your children’s risk of becoming overweight or even obese is to simply eat the evening meal as a family at least 5 nights a week. Recent studies have shown that this simple, and enjoyable, habit combined with making sure your young children get adequatesleep of at least 10 ½ hours a night and limiting their TV time to  2 hours or less a day will cut their obesity risk a whopping 37%.

The more of these your pre-schooler does, the more they reduce their risk. Doing just one of the above reduces their risk of obesity by 16% and dining together is an experience that every family should have, if only for the chance to talk to the kids…and for them to talk to you.

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