National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented.

In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Dearborn Pediatrics encourages your family to make healthy changes together.

Here are just a few healthy changes you can make:

Get active outside

Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park.

Limit screen time

Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing videos games) to 2 hours or less a day.

Make healthy meals

Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

Even chores count

Clean the house, wash the car, or mow the lawn with a push mower. Know that these activities count toward your goal of at least 150 minutes each week.

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