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Keep your kids happy, healthy, and safe with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Healthy meals and snacks
- Internet access
Get the family involved
Get the whole family involved in physical activity, such as bike riding, playing tag, walking, and dancing.
Limit sedentary activities
Limit sedentary activities, such as playing video games, watching TV, and surfing the internet. The more time children spend playing video games, the more likely they will become obese.
Provide healthy foods
Provide your children with healthy meals and snacks, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products.
Go to mypyramid.com
Go to "mypyramid.com":http://www.mypyramid.gov/ to help your family get general diet and lifestyle recommendations.
Involve your family
Involve your family in planning, shopping, and preparing the meals. Sit down as a family as much as possible.
Teach your children
Teach your children at an early age about food and nutrition so children develop healthy eating habits for life.
Set a good example
Set a good example for your children by making smart choices about your own lifestyle. Help prevent obesity and future chronic diseases from occurring.