Together, they will discuss the finding from a recent article, published in the medical journal Pediatrics, discussiong childhood obesity. The article can be reviewed here.
The summary of the article is listed below:
Buy fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, high-calorie snacks and sweets.
• If you want to have these foods for a special celebration, buy them shortly before the event, and remove them immediately afterward.
• Healthy foods and beverages (water, fruits, vegetables and other low-calorie snacks) should be readily available and in plain sight on the kitchen table or counter, or in the front of the shelf in the refrigerator.
• High-calorie foods should be less visible – wrapped in foil rather than clear wrap, and placed in the back of the fridge or pantry.
• Encourage children to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
The academy also recommended that families participate in 60 minutes of physical activity a day, limit screen time, reduce the number of television sets in their home, and remove screens from bedrooms and kitchens. They also recommended 9 hours of sleep a day.