HELP­ING CHIL­DREN STAY HEALTHY

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

Curtin Uni­ver­sity’s Dr Kyla Rin­grose said the more par­ents and guardians model eat­ing healthy food and be­ing phys­i­cally ac­tive, the more chil­dren will copy them. She said small, sus­tain­able changes were key, in­clud­ing: Eat­ing one more serve of ve­g­ies ev­ery day, or snack­ing on fruit in­stead of junk food Eat­ing to­gether as a fam­ily Plan­ning fun and ac­tive time to­gether, like walk­ing to the park or play­ing on the swings Turn­ing off the TV at meal­times Get­ting rid of sug­ary drinks and of­fer­ing only wa­ter or milk at home

One in four chil­dren across Aus­tralia and al­most one in three in the Bel­mont area are strug­gling with weight.

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