Portion sizes important factor in childhood obesity
foods and determined appropriate serving sizes using this traffic light system.
The book includes kid-and parent-friendly nutritious but tasty recipes for everything from soup to desserts.
According to Statistics Canada, 26 per cent of Canadian children between the ages of two and 19 are overweight or obese.
Dolgoff ’s nutrition plan is a result of her research into kids’ diets and into what hasn’t worked and what does, she says.
“Children are not just small adults. Their bodies are changing and they have different types of needs, so it’s a real mistake to try to treat a child in any aspect of medicine the same way you treat an adult,” she explains.
Dolgoff recommends children should get the nutrients they need to grow strong healthy bodies.
“Most of my patients tend to be in the nine-to-11 age range which I did not anticipate, but maybe that’s the time when parents start to realize the baby fat isn’t going away and it’s not cute anymore.”
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