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Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report
Date:6/23/2011

ng parents about age-appropriate sleep times and good sleep habits,
  • Requiring child-care providers to provide opportunities and environments that encourage physical activity,
  • Increasing efforts to promote breast-feeding,
  • Requiring child-care facilities and preschools to follow the meal patterns established by the U.S. Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • The report recommendations are aimed at policymakers and health-care and child-care providers, but these professionals can educate and support parents in establishing health habits in the home, too, the report authors said.

    The institute is under the umbrella of the National Academy of Sciences.

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    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines how parents can keep their children at a healthy weight.

    -- Robert Preidt

    SOURCE: Institute of Medicine, news release, June 23, 2011


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