What families can do at home
|All families should strive to live healthy active lives. Creating a healthy home environment where physical activity is encouraged, nutritious low fat food options are readily available, and screen time as well as sugared drinks are limited is an achievable goal.
Information for Parents, Children and Adolescents
The Academy has many resources available to you as a parent to help you and your family live healthy active lives. View this fact sheet on Healthy Active Living for Families . Below you will find a number of Frequently Asked Questions (be sure to listen to the audio files at the top of this page) about important topics to overweight and obesity prevention and treatment.
Obesity-Related Audio Files
- Sound Advice on Healthy Living
All families should strive to live
healthy, active lives. To help guide
parents, the American Academy
of Pediatrics offers this collection of
interviews with pediatricians about
nutrition, exercise and other topics.
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Obesity and Associated Comorbidities
NOTE - links to external sources (CDC, USDA My Pyramid, etc) can be found under the helpful links.