World Obesity Day: Ways to prevent childhood obesity

Preventing childhood obesity involves promoting healthy eating habits, regular physical activity, and reducing sedentary behaviors.

Published on Mar 03, 2024 01:32 PM IST 7 Photos

World Obesity Day is observed annually on March 4 to raise awareness about the global obesity epidemic and promote solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for their age and height. Here are a few ways to prevent childhood obesity: (Unsplash)

Healthy Diet: Encourage a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Limit sugary drinks, high-fat, and high-calorie foods. (Unsplash)

Regular Physical Activity: Encourage children to be active for at least an hour each day. Activities can include sports, playing outside, or walking to school. (Unsplash)


Education: Teach children about the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise. Help them understand the consequences of unhealthy habits. (Unsplash)

Family Involvement: Engage the whole family in healthy habits. Plan and prepare nutritious meals together and make physical activity a family routine. (Unsplash)