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Childhood obesity prevention: Nutrition guidelines
Emphasize a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins for children. Encourage water consumption and limit sugary drinks to reduce excess calorie intake. Teach children about appropriate portion sizes to instill healthy eating habits. Promote a consistent meal schedule, including breakfast, to avoid excessive snacking. Encourage nutritious snacks such as fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products. Minimize intake of processed and high-calorie foods, focusing on whole, nutrient-dense options. Involve the entire family in meal planning and preparation, fostering a supportive environment. Parents and caregivers serve as role models by practicing healthy eating habits. Combine nutrition guidelines with regular physical activity to promote overall well-being. Raise awareness through schools and communities about the importance of proper nutrition for childhood obesity prevention.
About the Speaker
Paediatric & Neonatal Nutritionist, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai
Ms.Deepalakshmi is a highly motivated Registered Dietitian (RD) who has clinical exposure in all specialties from pediatrics to geriatrics with a broad range of experience in designing individualized plans to help patients to achieve nutrition and weight loss goals, management of chronic conditions, enhancing personal wellness and incorporates practical nutritional applications, including enteral and parenteral nutrition support techniques. Certified Diabetes Educator and has given a few talks to the students.
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