240 18th Street Circle SE

Hickory, NC 28602

(828) 322-2550

(828) 322-7748

Healthy Lifestyles

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An elevated Body Mass Index (Obesity) is becoming a more common medical issue for children. Some of the many causes of childhood obesity include genetic tendencies, inactivity and dietary choices.

At Catawba Pediatrics, we have a Healthy Lifestyles Program to help improve your child’s health.

If your child has a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 95%, which can be determined at his routine yearly appointments, we recommend the following;

Accurate weight measurements every 6 months to discuss management plans to make changes to your child’s diet or lifestyle.

We focus on 6 areas of your child’s life that we call 5-4-3-2-1-0.

  • Eat at least 5 fruits or vegetables a day.
  • Eat at least 4 “family meals” per week.
  • Do not skip more than 3 meals per week, especially breakfast.
  • Do not watch more than 2 hours of television, computers or video games per day.
  • At least one hour of exercise per day (5 times per week).
  • 0 servings of fruit juice or soft drinks per day.

Please visit the following link for further Healthy Lifestyles education, Eat smart, move more www.myeatsmartmovemore.com

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