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How to Ensure your Family Keeps a Healthy Diet

For the first time in more than 200 years, children are expected to live shorter lives than those of their parents, and that is in no small way linked to childhood obesity.

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Most children with weight issues respond to changes in diet and exercise routines for themselves and their family. For some children, controlling obesity is not that easy.

By simply slowing down and slowly chewing food, a child may not only prevent obesity, but may lose weight, according to a study by researchers at the University of California-San Diego. With childhood obesity linked to such significant health conditions as diabetes and heart disease, slowing down and nurturing the habit of chewing slowly could mean better health for children, now and in the future.


What are your favourite strategies for keeping your family at a healthy weight through diet? We’d like to hear from you.

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