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Keep your kids happy, healthy, and safe with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Healthy foods
- Activities that promote exercise
- Scheduled eating times
- Professional help (optional)
Focus on healthy foods
Focus on healthy foods rather than putting your child on a strict diet. Eliminate high-calorie fillers and substitute healthy foods, such as raw vegetables in place of fried foods.
Keep your child active
Plan activities that keep your child moving and physically engaged such as summer camp, karate class, dancing, or sports.
Share healthy dinners
Share a balanced meal as a family and then shift to a fun activity like playing a game or going for a walk.
Make a schedule
Institute regular meal and snack times and restrict all-day snacking.
Be a role model
Eat right and exercise and your child will more easily adopt a healthy lifestyle by following your lead.