Fighting obesity

first_img3. Choose the apple slices (or fruit) and milk when ordering a kid’s meal. And buy the kid’s meal, even if you’re an adult.4. Learn portion sizes.5. Take responsibility for your health and your nutrition. 1. Get the family involved in exercise. If a family is active, a child is more likely to be active. By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaObesity isn’t only related to food consumption and portion control. Exercise is important, too, said Judith Stern, a University of California-Davis professor of nutrition and internal medicine.”I’m a nutritionist, but if you could make me queen for a day in California, the first thing I’d do is extend the school day to 5 p.m.,” Stern said. “We’d do physical activity for the extra time, and then I’d set aside 20 minutes for nutrition. … I don’t think kids play as much as they should.”Stern gives these tips for improving health:center_img 2. Make exercise fun. If parents and children don’t enjoy physical activity, they won’t do it.last_img

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