Tipping the Scales, Raising Low Fat Kids: Part II

Doctors say the rising number of overweight, and even obese children is now a national crisis. Learn the steps you can take to get your child's weight under control, and in the process, get your whole family eating right in Part II of News 12 Connecticut's Special Report Tipping the Scales, Raising Low Fat Kids. Life at Veronica Alfredo's Ridgefield home has changed since the wake-up call on her son Robbie's weight. Alfredo says an exercise and nutrition program for kids is what worked. Now, Robbie eats organic pretzels and prefers playing basketball to watching it on television. Dr. David Katz, of Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, says start with the pediatrician, get a dietician or psychologist involved if need be, and get the whole family on a life-long health kick. And experts say it only works if parents eat what they preach.Experts say by creating a healthy food and fitness zone at your home, your overweight children will slim-down as they grow up. And most importantly, they'll avoid weight-related health problems like diabetes, joint pain, and heart disease. Click here for Tipping the Scales, Raising Low Fat Kids: Part I.

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