Parenting Healthy Kids

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Parenting Healthy Kids

  1. 1. Parenting HEALTHY Kids
  2. 2. Lack of parenting skills and structure have a negative impact
  3. 3. Parents are agents for change
  4. 4. Embrace healthy behaviors and communication skills
  5. 5. Healthy Action Step #1: Why should I be concerned about my family’s lifestyle?
  6. 6. How do I know if my child is overweight?
  7. 7. What is the health impact?
  8. 8. What is BMI?
  9. 9. Obese >95th Overweight 85th-94th Normal weight 5th-84th Underweight <5th Weight Status BMI Percentile by Age Classification of Children and Adolescents Weight Status by BMI Percentile
  10. 10. What does BMI have to do with health?
  11. 11. What causes children to become overweight?
  12. 12. There are biological factors to becoming overweight
  13. 13. There are cognitive factors to becoming overweight
  14. 14. There are environmental factors to becoming overweight
  15. 15. Here are five reasons kids gain weight…
  16. 16. Here are five reasons kids gain weight…
  17. 17. Here are five reasons kids gain weight…
  18. 18. Here are five reasons kids gain weight…
  19. 19. Here are five reasons kids gain weight…
  20. 20. Action plan: Start by monitoring the Big 5
  21. 21. Action plan: Rate your readiness on a scale of 1-10
  22. 22. Healthy Action Step #2: Where do I start?
  23. 23. Why should your child not be on a diet?
  24. 24. Diets can interfere with children’s physical development
  25. 25. Parental restrictions on eating can have negative consequences
  26. 26. Imposing diets can lead to weight gain in later life
  27. 27. Start with your own eating and activity patterns
  28. 28. Reflect on your childhood beliefs
  29. 29. Identify feelings, beliefs and opinions about food
  30. 30. Identify feelings, beliefs and opinions about physical activity
  31. 31. Identify feelings, beliefs and opinions about body image
  32. 32. Identify feelings, beliefs and opinions about parenting
  33. 33. Action plan: Establish two family rules
  34. 34. Action plan: Rate importance on a scale of 1-10
  35. 35. Healthy Action Step #3: Establish healthy habits for your family
  36. 36. Divide responsibilities
  37. 37. What is the parents’ responsibility?
  38. 38. What is the parents’ responsibility? Plan the type of food you should buy and have in your home. Prepare healthy food options for mealtimes and snack times. Provide healthy food options in a positive way.
  39. 39. What is the children’s responsibility?
  40. 40. What is the children’s responsibility? Choose whether to eat or not. Choose what to eat from variety of healthy food options. Choose how much to eat at scheduled mealtimes and snacks.
  41. 41. Create a family blueprint
  42. 42. Identify family structure and habits
  43. 43. What parenting skills will you use?
  44. 44. How will you change your family and home environment?
  45. 45. How will you role model healthy behaviors?
  46. 46. Action plan: Four key strategies to encourage healthy habits
  47. 47. Action plan: Track progress with behavior changes
  48. 48. Healthy Action Step #4: Establish an environment that supports healthy eating and physical activity
  49. 49. Take the home environment quiz
  50. 50. Why are family habits important?
  51. 51. Key family habits are encouraged
  52. 52. Look at your current meal/snack structure
  53. 53. Aim for 60 minutes of physical activity per day
  54. 54. Consider doing physical activity as a family
  55. 55. What’s the F.I.T.T. principle?
  56. 56. Limit screen time to less than one hour per day
  57. 57. Fitting in physical activity is a challenge
  58. 58. What are your family’s barriers to being active?
  59. 59. Come up with strategies to overcome these barriers
  60. 60. Plan your family’s physical activity schedule
  61. 61. Healthy Action Step #5: Learn what healthy eating really means
  62. 62. What do healthy meals look like?
  63. 63. How do you plan healthy meals?
  64. 65. How do I know if I should give my child a snack?
  65. 66. Plan for snacks
  66. 67. What are some snack ideas and choices for kids?
  67. 68. Recognize snack hunger cues
  68. 69. Look at how small changes can make a big difference
  69. 70. Learn to read food labels
  70. 71. Limit sweetened drinks
  71. 72. What is hunger awareness?
  72. 73. Healthy Action Step #6: Your Toolbox to a Healthier Family: Parenting Skills and Healthy Communication
  73. 74. What is your style of parenting?
  74. 75. Giving orders?
  75. 76. Giving in?
  76. 77. Giving choices?
  77. 78. Build positive relationships with your children
  78. 79. Show respect
  79. 80. Have fun
  80. 81. Give encouragement
  81. 82. Show love
  82. 83. Listen and talk to your child
  83. 84. Speak with respect
  84. 85. Use I-Messages
  85. 86. Look for the real problem
  86. 87. Give choices
  87. 88. Be careful when you are angry
  88. 89. Be ready to listen
  89. 90. Rate your confidence on a scale of 1-10
  90. 91. Contact me!

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