Health Tip: Preventing Childhood Obesity

Don't forget to address sleep and screen time

(HealthDay News) -- Parents are wise to be concerned about keeping kids at a healthy weight.

Besides making sure kids eat a healthy diet, the American Academy of Pediatrics says you also should:

  • Make sure children get plenty of sleep. Establish a consistent bedtime routine.
  • Restrict screen time to a maximum of two hours per day, allowing more time for play and physical activity.
  • Talk with college-age children about maintaining healthy habits at school.
  • Offer your child praise and recognition for healthy behavior.
Diana Kohnle

Diana Kohnle

Published on September 25, 2015

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