|You have heard it over and over. More kids are overweight, eat poorly, and exercise less than ever before.
How does your child compare to these kids with 'unhealthy' habits?
Grade your child's health with our new Kids' Health Report Card:
*Your child's name is requested for display purposes only.
- A healthy diet would likely:
- include a variety of foods with plenty of grain products, vegetables and fruits
- be low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol
- be moderate in sugars and salt
- include enough calcium and iron to meet your child's growing body's requirements
- not include a lot of fast food, soft drinks, high calorie or high fat snacks, or over-sized portions
- For younger children, an unhealthy diet, in addition to being high in fat, high in calories, and with few grain products, vegetables and fruit, might include drinking more than 16-24 ounces of milk and/or 4-6 ounces of juice.