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Nutrition for Kids

Nutrition for Kids

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Parents know that the road to lifelong good health starts with healthy eating and plenty of exercise. Getting kids and families started down this path is easy with a little assistance.

In this Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine guide you will find the tools you and your family need to achieve many of your health goals: up-to-date health and nutrition information, advice on changing habits, tips to get your family started, and plenty of delicious recipes.

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Parents know that the road to lifelong good health starts with healthy eating and plenty of exercise. Getting kids and families started down this path is easy with a little assistance.

In this Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine guide you will find the tools you and your family need to achieve many of your health goals: up-to-date health and nutrition information, advice on changing habits, tips to get your family started, and plenty of delicious recipes.

Please consider making a donation to PCRM
http://support.pcrm.org

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Published by: Vegan Future on Feb 21, 2010
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N
utrition
A Dietary Approach to Lifelong Health
for Kids
THE PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE
 
II NutrItIoN for KIds
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Parents know that the road to lielonggood health starts with healthy eatingand plenty o exercise. Getting kids andamilies started down this path is easy with a little assistance. In this guide youwill nd the tools you and your amily need to achieve many o your health
 
goals: up-to-date health and nutritioninormation, advice on changing habits,tips to get your amily started, and plenty o delicious recipes.
 
NutrItIoN for KIds
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Te prevalence o obesity amongour nation’s youth has more than dou-
 
bled in the past 20 years, with close to5 million youths aged 6 to 17 seriously overweight or obese. Te concernscaused by overweight are more thana cosmetic issue. Childhood obesity leads to a variety o health problems,such as type 2 diabetes, high bloodpressure, and heart disease.
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Te Cen-ters or Disease Control and Preven-tion recently ound that 60 percent o overweight 5- to 10-year-olds already have at least one risk actor or heartdisease, such as raised blood pressureor insulin levels.
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 Many adolescent boys and girls inthe United States are currently tryingto lose weight (36 and 44 percent, re-spectively). One-ourth to one-third o dieting adolescents practice unhealthy or even dangerous diets.
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In a study o 5- to 12-year-olds, 45 percent o thegirls and 20 percent o the boys re-ported having been on a diet.
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Cuttingcalories dramatically is oen eectiveat lowering weight or the short term,but this usually results in overeatingor binge eating and regaining o any lost weight. High-protein, low-carbo-hydrate, and very low calorie diets arenot sae or children or teens.Instead, children (and adults)merely need to switch to healthy oods.When the diet is built rom ruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes, weightmanagement is much easier, and puttinglimits on calories is unnecessary. For
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People who maintain a healthy weight throughout liestay well and live longer than those who are overweight.Te liestyle habits that help keep us slim—exercise and ahealthy diet—also cut our risk o diabetes, heart disease,high blood pressure, and some cancers.

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