(HealthDay News) -- Obesity can increase your child's risk of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and prediabetes, says Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
With minor changes, you can help your child maintain a healthy weight.
To help your child safely shed pounds, the hospital encourages parents to:
Reduce or eliminate sweetened beverages, including soda.
Add more vegetables to family meals.
Make sure your family is eating a high-fiber diet.
Make sure your child is getting enough sleep.
Eat together as a family as often as possible.
Be a good role model. Enjoy healthy food in front of your child.
Limit your child's screen time to no more than two hours per day.
Encourage your child to be active.
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