• By Tonya Atkins
  • Posted Tuesday, March 8, 2016

National Nutrition Month: WIC Program Participation & Childhood Obesity

What can I do to help my child stay at a healthy weight?

Help your child stay at a healthy weight by balancing what your child eats with physical activity. Two of the best ways to prevent your child from becoming overweight or obese are to:

  • Help your child eat healthier foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat/fat-free dairy products
  • Be more physically active as a family

You are a role model

Parents are often the most important role models for children. When you choose to eat right and be physically active, your child will be more likely to make those choices, too.

Plus, being active and preparing healthy meals together are great ways to spend quality time with your family.

Click here to learn how to add more vegetables to your day.

Click here to learn how to increase physical activity.

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