Ker­ryn’s tips for man­ag­ing your child’s weight

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - Child health -

1 Be a role model for your chil­dren by main­tain­ing a healthy weight.

2 Do not use food, es­pe­cially food high in fat or sugar, as a re­ward.

3 Urge your chil­dren to drink wa­ter, not juice or soft drinks.

4 Stick to three meals and two snacks a day, and avoid graz­ing.

5 Eat at the ta­ble with the tele­vi­sion and other de­vices switched off.

6 Ban snack­ing in front of the TV or while do­ing home­work.

7 Do not buy high-fat or high-sugar foods such as bis­cuits and lol­lies.

8 Limit fast food to no more than one meal a week.

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