Childhood Obesity: Reducing Calories

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Childhood Obesity: Reducing Calories

 

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Guest:  Dr. Deborah Bowlby - Pediatrics – Endocrinology, MUSC

Host:  Dr. Linda Austin – Psychiatrist, MUSC

 

Dr. Linda Austin:  If your child is overweight, cutting back by 100 calories a day can make a big difference in the long run.  Dr. Deborah Bowlby of MUSC’s Children’s Hospital shares some tips.

 

Dr. Deborah Bowlby:  A family can make even small changes to their child’s diet and decrease the number of calories that they’re getting.  One simple way that a child can decrease the number of calories they get is by changing their beverage choice.  Just stop drinking soda and juice.  Instead, drink water or low fat milk.

 

A great strategy to get children more active is to buddy up with a friend, because exercise has to be fun for kids to want to do it.  Children, ride your bikes, walk around the block, take your dog for a walk.  Get the whole family involved, and go for a walk.

 

For more information, visit www.muschealth.com/children.  This is brought to you by MUSC Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s department stores.  Remember, Kohl’s cares for

kids.


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