Raising Fit Kids: Healthy Weight

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What should you do if child doesn't like nutritious food?

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Your child may not always like everything you put on her plate, but don’t stop serving the nutritious stuff. The more kids see you and other family members eating a given food, the more likely they are to try it. Keep serving and enjoying that broccoli, and she’ll be on board before long.

SOURCES:

Lawrence Cheskin, MD, associate professor, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director, Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, Baltimore.

William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, director, division of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.

Karen Donato, SM, coordinator, overweight and obesity research applications, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. 

Greg Freitag, MS, CSCS, exercise physiologist, Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, Baltimore.

Dan Kirschenbaum, PhD, vice president, clinical services, Wellspring - a Division of CRC Health; director, Center for Behavioral Medicine & Sport Psychology, Chicago; professor, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.

Ann O. Scheimann, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore.

Anderson, S. , March 2010; vol 125: pp 420-428. Pediatrics

Barlow, S. , 2007; vol 120: pp S164-S192. Pediatrics

Bronson, P. , Hachette, 2009. Nurture Shock: New Thinking about Children

Hill, J. , Workman, 2004. The Step Diet Book

Rodearmel, S. , October 2007; vol 120: pp e869-e879.  American Academy of Pediatrics

National Sleep Foundation: “Teens and Sleep.”

Zeller, M. , 2007; vol. 15: pp. 126-136 Obesity

Garasky, S. , 2009; vol 4: pp 755-66. Social Science Research

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Lawrence Cheskin, MD, associate professor, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director, Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, Baltimore.

William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, director, division of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.

Karen Donato, SM, coordinator, overweight and obesity research applications, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. 

Greg Freitag, MS, CSCS, exercise physiologist, Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, Baltimore.

Dan Kirschenbaum, PhD, vice president, clinical services, Wellspring - a Division of CRC Health; director, Center for Behavioral Medicine & Sport Psychology, Chicago; professor, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.

Ann O. Scheimann, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore.

Anderson, S. , March 2010; vol 125: pp 420-428. Pediatrics

Barlow, S. , 2007; vol 120: pp S164-S192. Pediatrics

Bronson, P. , Hachette, 2009. Nurture Shock: New Thinking about Children

Hill, J. , Workman, 2004. The Step Diet Book

Rodearmel, S. , October 2007; vol 120: pp e869-e879.  American Academy of Pediatrics

National Sleep Foundation: “Teens and Sleep.”

Zeller, M. , 2007; vol. 15: pp. 126-136 Obesity

Garasky, S. , 2009; vol 4: pp 755-66. Social Science Research

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 11, 2018

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