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All the children attending out after school will be weighted and their height will be measured. A recent study which involved 500 children, almost 99% of the parents found this useful. We use this tool as a weigh in helping a over weight and/or obese children achieve a healthy weight and helping others maintain one. However we do not recommend parents weight their children at home for various reasons.
One in four children at the age of three are either overweight or obese,” says Dr Foley Nolan. “10% of eight year olds are showing signs of high blood pressure, a pathology is starting to happen.’
Fighting obesity and teaching children about making healthy food choices starts at home. It doesn’t start on a set of weighing scales. It starts with the shopping list. It starts inside the fridge and the press.. It starts from a very young age, getting children into good habits as young as they are taken off that bottle.
Top tips for avoiding junk food:
According to research on Sugar intake:
But you don’t have to resort to living like Tom Hanks in Castaway, there are plenty of foods that you can turn to that taste amazing and won’t jeopardise your kids well-being. It’s about learning why certain foods are bad, so you can make better choices on a day-to-day basis. The first thing you can start with is sugar!
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