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Family Involvement May Help Overweight Kids Change Habits

WebMD, January 23, 2012: Parents and grandparents can play a unique role in reversing obesity by encouraging healthy lifestyle changes in overweight children, suggests the American Heart Association. A new statement issued by the organization calls for more family involvement when treating childhood obesity. It describes specific ways parents and caregivers can be “agents of change” to support healthier behaviors in overweight and obese kids.

In many cases, the adults in a family may be the most effective change agents to help obese children attain and maintain a healthier weight. To do so, the adults may need to modify their own behavior and try some research-based strategies.

According to the AHA’s recommendations, some successful weight loss strategies that parents can use with children include:

  • Identifying, as a family, specific behaviors that need change
  • Setting goals and monitoring progress; clearly defining weight loss goals, such as limiting TV and computer screen time to no more than two hours a day
  • Providing a home environment that encourages healthier food choices, such as having fewer tempting sweets in the home but having more fruit available
  • Encouraging physical activity and being a positive role model for an active lifestyle
  • Praising a child’s progress and avoiding food as a reward or punishment
  • Treating “slips” as learning opportunities — a chance to make different choices the next time they happen

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