AAP Healthy Active Living for Families (HALF):
Start TODAY: Help your child stay at a healthy weight for life.
WHAT EVERY FAMILY CAN DO: THE 5-2-1-0 RULE
Note: 5-2-1-0 was developed by the Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative (MYOC) in 2004, which was adapted from a Massachusetts health promotion campaign. 5-2-1-0 rules are now being promoted across the country, such as in San Diego county (see video), and in Canada!
GET EDUCATED: Understanding Childhood Obesity (Obesity Action Coalition)
"Childhood obesity affects more than 18 percent of children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. Today, more and more children are being diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension and other co-morbid conditions associated with obesity and severe obesity... MORE INFORMATION (causes, measuring, treating and preventing obesity)
STARTING GOOD HABITS: Feeding Guide for the FIRST Year (Stanford Children's Health)
"Making appropriate food choices for your baby during the first year of life is very important. More growth occurs during the first year than at any other time in your child's life. It's important to feed your baby a variety of healthy foods at the proper time. Starting good eating habits at this early stage will help set healthy eating patterns for life".