Shockingly 80% parents are over feeding children, educogym Canary Wharf explain the perfect portions
Parents are unknowingly overfeeding their children with adult size portions in the UK. educogym canary Wharf explain how to control your child's portions
Reports also suggested that 36% of the 1000 parents surveyed use unhealthy treats and snacks to pacify their children, and only 25% were concerned with their child becoming obese in the future. Doctors were also warning parents to limit sweets to once a week, and keep an eye on foods like corn flakes and sugary cereal as well as raisins and malt bread due to the high sugar content. "It is so easy to purchase foods mistaking them to be healthy for your kids, the aisles are all labelled with low fat, lunchbox foods, with misleading labels about the nutrition, many are based per serving, so you think they are healthy, when in reality a whole bar is double the sugar your child should have in a day" explained Godfrey Nurse, educogym canary Wharf personal trainer.
So what is the solution? "Obviously it starts with education, parents need to be informed of the dangers of their children becoming obese, the health issues, and the fact they are shortening their lives, understanding what obesity can do to their child is the first step, and then secondly, teaching them a healthy balanced diet and portion control, most kids don't finish their dinner, however most dinners are way bigger than the advised size so most parents shouldn't worry about forcing their children to finish up the 7 tablespoons of rice on their plate. If their child is slowly gaining weight, there is nothing to worry about" summed up by Orlstyne Wilson, personal trainer at educogym canary Wharf.
So where can parents get this information?
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