China News Service, July 13th. On the 13th, the National Health Commission held a press conference on the prevention and control of myopia in children and adolescents and the health of summer students.
Zhao Wenhua, chief expert on nutrition at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, mentioned that the overweight and obesity rate of children and adolescents aged 6-17 in my country is nearly 20%, and the overweight and obesity rate of children under 6 is over 10%.
"With regard to obesity in children and adolescents, everyone will feel that more and more obese children are visible to the naked eye." Zhao Wenhua introduced that the overweight and obesity rate of children and adolescents aged 6-17 in my country is nearly 20%, and the overweight and obesity rate of children under 6 in my country exceeds 10 %.
Particular attention should be paid to the problem of overweight and obesity under the age of 6, especially obesity, which surpasses urban areas in rural areas.
The problem of childhood obesity has attracted great attention from the National Party Central Committee and the State Council.
In the "Healthy China 2030" Planning Outline" and "Healthy China Action (2019-2030)", the issue of childhood obesity has been given very important clarification, and relevant departments have also taken effective measures to prevent and control childhood obesity.
At the meeting, a reporter asked: cultivating good living habits plays an important role in preventing obesity in children and adolescents. Could you please tell us what parents should pay attention to?
Many Xiao Pang Dun like to drink sugary drinks, how can we make children drink less of these drinks?
Zhao Wenhua gave some suggestions to parents: First, parents must help their children develop good eating habits from an early age.
The amount of nutritional knowledge information is very large. It is recommended that parents and their children make weekly family recipes, which can reflect the diversity of foods.
Parents can take their children to the supermarket or the vegetable market to buy food together to identify the food and look at the food label together.
Let the children enter the kitchen, and let the children learn to cook home-cooked dishes.
To practice family meal sharing in the family, this is not only about hygiene, but also allows everyone to know how much to eat and how many things are on the plate to be able to see at a glance.
Second, parents must help their children achieve adequate physical activity and try their best to reduce static behavior time.
Sufficient physical activity means active travel, more housework, and fitness in the sun.
Children should have a lot of moderate to high-intensity activities, and they should be out of breath and sweat a little during the activities. Such activities should reach at least one hour a day.
For children, the longer the activity, the better.
In addition to the necessary study, you should also move around for an hour while studying, or stand up and move around for 45 minutes.
In other words, static behaviors should be reduced, that is, leaning, lying, and sitting.
Third, reduce screen time.
It is not only a problem of vision, but also a problem of obesity.
Parents take the children to pay attention to their weight. The family often measures weight, height, and waist circumference, and asks the children to write it down, draw a curve, and learn to judge.
If the weight grows too fast compared to the height, take action.
In addition, for children who are already overweight or slightly obese, don't let them lose weight blindly, and don't listen to or believe in weight loss methods. You can consult professionals.
"Finally, you are concerned about the problem of sugary drinks. We all really need to pay attention to this problem. Nearly 20% of children and adolescents aged 6-17 in our country drink sugary drinks regularly. Drinking often means drinking them at least 5 days a week. We encourage children to drink plenty of water. What is water? Parents should tell children these concepts. Water refers to tap water and plain water. Don’t be thirsty or not, take the initiative and drink enough. Drinks are not water, so You should not drink or drink less. Parents want their children to do what they want to do. It is the duty of every parent to grow up with the children, especially the healthy growth together." Zhao Wenhua added.